Sunday, August 30, 2015

How Outlander is Helping to Fuel a Gaelic Renaissance
By scotlandnow

OUTLANDER is continuing to take over the world. And with some of the show’s dialogue in Gaelic, the ancient language has captured the imagination of fans around the globe.

The TV adaptation of American author Diana Gabaldon’s epic time-travel series is helping to fuel a Gaelic renaissance.

Fans have even been following online Learn to Speak Outlander videos to pick up the language.

The Starz television production of the Outlander series employs the knowledge and expertise of a Gaelic speaker, Àdhamh Ó Broin and dialect coach Carol-Anne Crawford.

Gaelic is spoken by around 90,000 people in Scotland and there are expat Gaelic-speaking Scots are all over the world, but especially in Canada and the United States (Na Stàitean Aonaichte).

There are 20,000 people learning Gaelic in Scotland today and the language was quite literally put on the map when Ordnance Surve added Gaelic versions of place name signs in 2010.

We took the quiz.... not so good but we passed.

The results are in!  We reckon you're
57% gaelic
That's a passing grade for Gaelic 101. There's still plenty to learn, but you're on your way!
Click here to find out more about the Gaelic language
Scotland Now

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