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Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:39 pm
by jeff_lindqvist
Go raibh maith agat! My celebrating consisted of some playing tunes on the guitar whilst watching TV (and nearly falling asleep, despite doing two activites simultaneously).

Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:27 pm
by jeff_lindqvist
Time for an update - the daily reading didn't last long but I took it up again a few days ago. I've also been working on Scottish Gaelic recently as a participant in Cainntear's survey.

Earlier today I saw the 2003 film Hunted, with John Finn in the cast. I checked out his filmography and was surprised to see that he speaks Irish:


Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:29 pm
by Josquin
jeff_lindqvist wrote:Earlier today I saw the 2003 film Hunted, with John Finn in the cast. I checked out his filmography and was surprised to see that he speaks Irish:

Surprisingly, his Irish sounds better than that of the Irish interviewer... :roll: Probably, because he used to hear the language as a child.

I haven't done much lately. I'm still suffering from health problems which messed up my ability to concentrate. My doctors say it'll take time till I'll regain my old mental strength, so I can't foresee when I'll be able to study again. Hopefully soon... I still have a bunch of Irish-language books I want to read as soon as I can fully concentrate again. But at the moment, I even have a hard time reading longer texts in German, let alone Irish.

Go n-éirí libh!

Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:57 pm
by Hank
Bore da. (Did I get that right? :lol: )

After a lot of deliberation, I guess I'm finally going to study Welsh so long as it doesn't affect my Spanish. Amazon has quite a few books in Welsh and I can watch S4C Clic. I'm feeling the same excitement as when I started Spanish. What does that say? What are those people saying and talking about? I can't wait to find out! I'm also feeling some trepidation though, because I remember the frustration of the first few months of my Spanish journey.

Does anyone know of any Welsh language podcasts?

Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:07 pm
by jeff_lindqvist
Hank wrote:Does anyone know of any Welsh language podcasts?


Have a look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radiocymru
http://www.bbc.com/cymru

Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:20 pm
by Josquin
You should have asked Montmorency. He was very active in his Welsh studies including Welsh media and podcasts, but unfortunately he stopped being active on the forum some time ago. I hope he's alright.

Maybe you can get some information by reading his log: Montmorency's Log

Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:51 pm
by Hank
jeff_lindqvist wrote:
Hank wrote:Does anyone know of any Welsh language podcasts?


Have a look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radiocymru
http://www.bbc.com/cymru


Diolch!

I remember speaking with Montmorency about learning Welsh at one point. He's the one who suggested Say Something in Welsh to me. I looked at his log this morning and he hasn't posted in a year. :(

Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:42 pm
by jeff_lindqvist
An almost two year old article, but what the heck...

http://barryrmccain.blogspot.se/2015/07 ... eaker.html

Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:11 pm
by Josquin
If anyone needs a reason for studying a Celtic language, here's one more. I've heard it yesterday for the first time and can't get it out of my head any more. The video is a bit cheesy, but the music... :shock:


Re: Celtic Team - Study Group

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:55 pm
by jeff_lindqvist
Lovely song! On that track, the Chieftains are accompanying the Rankin family, who usually have a number of Gaelic songs on their albums.

This is my favourite in Gaelic (with Julie Fowlis):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qWWgntTdO0

Lyrics and translation included.