One day, a duke was being driven in a carriage across his land. He was surprised to see a man squatting in one of his lands. He asked for the carriage to be stopped and he got out and stood in front of the squatting man. The Duke asked the man, “ Why are you squatting here? Don’t you know that this is my land?” The man looked up to the Duke and asked him, “By what right is this your land?” the Duke answered him, “My family fought for this land,” at which the man replied, “Then you must fight for it again.” This is the same spirit that linguists who are interested in preserving the Irish Gaelic language operate. They keep on fighting to recover and popularize the language, even though it has been in constant decline since the 1840’s.
There are many reasons as to why one may want to learn Irish Gaelic. This includes the fact that you will understand the Irish culture much better by learning the language of it’s people. By learning Irish Gaelic, you will not only be able to converse with the Scott’s but also with the Irish people. This will give you much more respect when you are in Scotland, than learning English. If you are a poet or writer, learning the language can help inspire you with some creativity. This is because learning ancient languages will provide you with more ideas than learning modern languages. In addition, there are several schools that offer courses in the Irish Gaelic language.
Irish Gaelic is also known as Gaelic or Irish. It is a Celtic language, which falls under the Goidelic branch of languages. It is closely related to Manx and Scottish Gaelic. There is some degree of mutual intelligibility between the languages, as the grammar and vocabulary of the languages are close. However, the spelling and pronunciation of the words are different. The language is primarily spoken in Ireland. Approximately 60,000 people speak Irish Gaelic in Scotland. The language has loan words from Greek, Latin, Celtic, Norse and Hebrew. Irish Gaelic has 3 main dialects: Uster, Munster and Muskerry.