I have been busy developing a new class for Bellevue College Continuing Education examining the history, language and culture of the Gaelic-speaking people. It’s a go for Spring Quarter! Yay!
Mìosachan na Nollaig
a chiad latha – Is mise (1 Dùbhlachd)
an darna latha – Geamhradh (2 Dùbhlachd)
an treas latha – Preusant (3 Dùbhlachd)
an ceathramh latha – Sneachd(a) (4 Dùbhlachd)
an còigeamh latha – Bleideagan Sneachda (5 Dùbhlachd)
an siathamh latha – Bodach-sneachda (6 Dùbhlachd)
an seachdamh latha – Rèin-fhiadh (7 Dùbhlachd)
an t-ochdamh latha – Miotagan (8 Dùbhlachd)
an naoidheamh latha – Sgarfa (9 Dùbhlachd)
an deicheamh latha – Dèideagan (10 Dùbhlachd)
a chiad latha deug – Nollaig (11 Dùbhlachd)
an dàrna latha deug – Craobh Nollaig (12 Dùbhlachd)
an treas latha deug – Solais Nollaig (13 Dùbhlachd)
an ceathramh latha deug – Rionnag (14 Dùbhlachd)
an còigeamh latha deug – Aingeal (15 Dùbhlachd)
an siathamh latha deug – Cairtean Nollaig (16 Dùbhlachd)
an seachdamh latha deug – Cearc-Fhrangach (17 Dùbhlachd)
an t-ochdamh latha deug – Buinneagan Bruisealach (18 Dùbhlachd)
an naoidheamh latha deug – Pòg (19 Dùbhlachd)
am ficheadamh latha – Bodach na Nollaig (20 Dùbhlachd)
a chiad latha air fhichead – Similear (21 Dùbhlachd)
an dàrna latha air fhichead
an treas latha air fhichead
an ceathramh latha air fhichead
an còigeamh latha air fhichead
Another year of exciting classes in Scottish Gaelic language are beginning very soon!
A new beginning class is starting on Wednesday evenings at Bellevue College. Click here for the details!
A new season of Zero to Gaelic is starting on October 4th! Click here for those details!
Or you can have private lessons, in person or via Skype, contact me for those details!
I hope to see you in a class soon!
I have been going through my email archives and I uncovered this email from Dr. Michael Newton, from 10 years ago(!), who will be making another appearance at Slighe nan Gaidheal’s Feis Seattle this year. I find it rather amusing! Imagine if we had been able to do this.
25 June, 2004 (a.k.a. còigeamh latha air fhichead dhen Ògmhios, dà mhìle ‘s a ceithir)
Sgrìobh Mìcheal gu email@example.com:
“Dear Slighe folks –
It occurs to me that we could generate a huge income for Slighe at the
same time as holding the Feis by producing reality TV shows! OK, here’s the initial scenarios I suggest:
Dating the Gaelic Diva!
Each year Slighe brings a single all-singing all-dancing Highland diva to the Feis, and eligible Seattle Gaelic-learning males vie for her attention. Watch as they try all means, fair and foul, to win her affections. (All participants are strictly barred from soliciting advice from Dale Cummings.)
Survivor: The Genitive
Seattle’s Gaelic learners must survive a week in Fort Wordon using Gaelic
in all communications; any use of English words, or calques, will cause them to lose the prize. There is no avoiding it: the genitive must be mastered if these would-be Gaelic survivors are to endure for any time in the pressure-cooker of Fort Worden. Watch as participants wax eloquent, or starve from their inability to request simple food items in the genitive case. (All copies of Dwelly’s or any other Gaelic aids are forbidden on
Fort Worden for the duration of this program.)
Who is going to notify Ted Turner about this?
Once again, many thanks to everyone for the generosity and kindness they showed to me and Rhiannon during our time with the NW.
Please share this with your friends!
Time is running out to register for fabulous Gaelic learning opportunities in the the Puget Sound region!
A workshop I’m hosting to help people warm up their Gaelic after the summer! Register by 9/14: http://bit.ly/1d5px2V
My beginning Scottish Gaelic class at Bellevue College, register ASAP! http://bit.ly/1d5pPXD
The 10th Season of Zero to Gaelic begins soon (all levels of Gaelic)! Register by 9/20: http://bit.ly/1d5qqZk
We’ve worked hard to provide these opportunities for people to experience the language of the Garden of Eden, so please join us for the journey!
Note that preregistration is necessary and that all or part of these classes might be cancelled due to low enrollment. Register today to avoid disappointment!