Goidelic


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Goidelic

(goidĕl`ĭk), or Gaelic, 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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Goidelic

, Goidhelic, Gadhelic
the N group of Celtic languages, consisting of Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx
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In Argyll in contrast, it is the Goidelic invaders who are archaeologically invisible.
In addition, the modern placenames of Argyll are all of Goidelic origin, in contrast to eastern Scotland where there is a substantial Brittonic substratum, even if many were adopted by later Gaelic speakers (Nicholaisen 1976; Taylor 1994).
For instance, Harper states that 'the physical and linguistic distinction of Brythonic from Goidelic Celts is reflected in the difference in prevalence of the phenylketonuria gene' (Harper 1986: 283-5).
Am I a Goidelic or Brythonic Celt, maybe even pre-celtic.