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Gaelic

(gā`lĭk), or Goidelic, group of languages belonging to the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Celtic languagesCeltic languages,
subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. At one time, during the Hellenistic period, Celtic speech extended all the way from Britain and the Iberian Peninsula in the west across Europe to Asia Minor in the east, where a district still known as
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also called Irish Gaelic and Erse, member of the Goidelic group of the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Celtic languages). The history of Irish as a literary language falls into three periods: Old Irish (7th–9th cent. A.D.
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Gaelic

1. any of the closely related languages of the Celts in Ireland, Scotland, or (formerly) the Isle of Man
2. of, denoting, or relating to the Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland, or the Isle of Man or their language or customs

Gaelic

For automated test programs. Used in military, essentially replaced by ATLAS.
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Not only the literary and dramatic movement and the Gaelic League, but all other diverse national movements--political, Sinn Fein, economic, industrial--were beginning to make the pulses of the young and eager beat faster and faster.
The main aim of the trip is to promote Gaelic football among women and children in Bahrain and around the Middle East region, where the sport has enjoyed a huge growth in popularity in recent years.
Historians have focused primarily on the history of Home Rule supporters to explain the history of this turbulent time in Ireland and have largely ignored the influences of the Gaelic League.
The pitch was opened by top Irish Gaelic footballers Pascal McConnell, from Tyrone, and Angela Walsh, from Cork, both All- Ireland Champions.
Last week we held the first ever Gaelic football schools' festival and it was a brilliant success.
Arthur, who grew up and lives in Portree, reflected on how he had very limited Gaelic when he started singing at the local Mod as an eight year old.
With Gaelic culture a seemingly ripe area of (mis-)appropriation in the twenty-first century, Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination is a much-needed addition to the academic field, filling the gap in a time period which has been more heavily studied from the Irish perspective, and showing the influence of two simultaneous developments from 1600: the emergence of the modern nation-state and the rise of overseas colonialism on Scotland's Gaelic margins.
Mr Swinney said: It is extremely welcome news that the number of young people in Gaelic Medium Education is rising.
Aitken 1979, henceforth just 'English') is a standard language, the spoken vernacular of the middle classes and the language of literacy for everyone; and (c) Gaelic, though the dominant vernacular language of the Hebrides and Western Highlands as recently as fifty years ago, with a long-established standard written form, is on the verge of becoming a de-vernacularised, classical language, according to the most recent (2011) census figures and the results of the survey of language use in Shawbost reported in Taylor et al (2010).
The Royal National Mod began in Inverness on Friday and John Macleod, president of organisers An Comunn Gaidhealach, said the Gaelic Language Act of 2005 was not being enforced.
While the Welsh and Gaelic languages do share an ancient common ancestor, they developed separately.