Definitions

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  • proper noun The Gaelic language spoken in Scotland.

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Examples

  • Cornish died out in the eighteenth century and Manx in the twentieth, but Welsh, Breton, Scots Gaelic and Irish live on.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • Fewer readers fully appreciate the meaning of the term "Celtic," basically a linguistic classification for a certain group of Indo-European (will the word "Aryan" never die?) languages, of which Irish and Scots Gaelic, Welsh and Breton are the only surviving members.

    The Crane Bag

  • Oral Scots Gaelic, along with many other minority immigrant languages confronted by an anglophone cultural hegemony, declined within a generation.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • According to one of our contributors, 'anglophone cultural hegemony' affected Scots Gaelic in much the same way as Dutch or Hungarian or other immigrant minority languages were affected, all suffering a 'rapid demise within the space of one generation'.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • For unexplained reasons, Quintus can speak Pictish (per pic's press notes, subtitled dialogue for these scenes is actually Scots Gaelic since little is known about the real Pictish language), so he's taken prisoner instead of merely slain.

    Variety.com

  • For unexplained reasons, Quintus can speak Pictish (per pic's press notes, subtitled dialogue for these scenes is actually Scots Gaelic since little is known about the real Pictish language), so he's taken prisoner instead of merely slain.

    Variety.com

  • Propping up nearly dead languages is just mis-placed liberal guilt and sentimentality - eg Welsh and Scots Gaelic and in the Channel Islands the various local dialects of Norman French.

    The Guardian World News

  • Julie Fowlis sings in Scots Gaelic, a language she grew up with in North Uist, but which is spoken by fewer than one percent of Scottish people.

    Irish Blogs

  • Irish yielded two languages derived from Irish - Scots Gaelic and Manx - that were imported to their historical positions in the Early Middle Ages.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • Irish yielded two languages derived from Irish - Scots Gaelic and Manx - that were imported to their historical positions in the Early Middle Ages.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

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