Systematiker wrote:Well, I guess I'll hang out over here now, too...
I've recently stumbled into studying Welsh and Scottish Gaelic. How? Well, I joined a couple of lingua franca Facebook groups, one of which had just switched to Welsh (I thought they were going to still be doing Basque). So I did a lesson or two of duolinguo, and though "Ach, I don't even know if I'm going to try this, it's odd." But I also downloaded the "say something in Welsh" app, which I tried the day before yesterday, and I loved the methodology (I liked the modular sentence combining, I feel like that's in line with the best of what some other initial programs do).
But that caused a problem. I've always wanted to learn Scottish Gaelic, in part due to family connections. The last Gaelic speaker in my family was one generation too far back for me to have known them, and I don't think she was fluent, but it's always been important. So feeling bad about starting Welsh (it can't be my first Celtic language!) and realizing that the missing-audio problem that has kept me from starting in the past (oh, the publisher provides the files free online!) contributed to my started Scottish Gaelic, with the goal of "at least keeping up with Welsh so it's not p the second Celtic language"
I'm definitely a raw beginner in both languages, and neither of them is a priority, so I'm not likely to make great jumps in progress, but I also don't have any specific goals, so they'll probably just work their way into my cycle and move slowly along.
Oh, if anyone knows where I can get an audio recording of the Bible in either language, I'd appreciate it!
Nice to have you Systematiker. I don't know of Bible audio off the top of my head, but I have a place I can check when I get home, though it might only be writing sadly. Also, I know you said you're not serious about Gaelic right now, but if you do ever get serious there's a website called the Atlantic Gaelic Academy, that, for (I think) 300/semester offers Gaelic courses. And I believe Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (sp?) might offer online ones toward a 'diploma' program. Just throwing those sources out there.
Also, I might have to look into SSi and see if it could be adapted to Irish, I've heard so many good things about it.