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Today is Say A Gaelic Phrase Day

Today is #SayAGaelicPhraseday organised by Hands Up for Trad. It’s aimed at people trying out their tentative learning. They say:

“Friday 5th February 2021 is the first ever Say A Gaelic Phrase Day. This is an new initiative, to encourage people to have a go at speaking Gaelic! Hands Up for Trad are asking folk to pick a Gaelic phrase from below (or make up your own one), learn how to say it (by listening to the audio file), make a video (on your phone, tablet or computer) and post it on social media using the hashtag #làbairtnagàidhlig or #sayagaelicphraseday. Simple as that!”

More details here: http://www.sayagaelicphraseday.com and across Twitter and Instagram.

Share with the hash tags: #sayagaelicphraseday #làbairtnagàidhlig #scotlandloveslanguages

So that’s the challenge. Try out your gaelic and share.


Hands Up for Trad · Slàinte Mhath

Hands Up for Trad · Mòran Taing – Many thanks

Hands Up for Trad · Is Sinne Alba – WeAreScotland

Hands Up for Trad · Alba

Hands Up for Trad · Bèicearachd

Hands Up for Trad · Ceòl Agus Craic

Hands Up for Trad · Ceòl Na Pìoba

Hands Up for Trad · Tha Gaol Agam Ort

Hands Up for Trad · Tha Mi Ag Iarraidh Gàidhlig Ionnsachadh

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  1. Izzie says:

    Just say Mhaidain mhath ( madin va) to the world.

  2. Brian says:

    A really good initiative.
    G’day Mike,
    A thing like this makes it easier for oldies like me to reclaim some of that missing something that 1950’s education in Aberdeen left out. The language was R.P. English and so was the History, as if everybody and everything North of the Antonine Wall never existed.
    Why were (are?) our Country’s parents so accepting of linguistic colonisation?
    How can we escape and heal the ancient wounds that calls for recognition of the hurts that “Stolen Generations”, child immigration [references to highly emotive Australian experiences] and slave trading have caused around the world? (Celts and Gaels may look “white”, but don’t claim they were never traded or exploited as cheap labour, e.g. by the Vikings.)
    Reclaiming our languages is a more unifying start than reclaiming a history that’s been denigrated at least since Adam Smith and the rise of “Capitalism” and all its consequences involving greed.

    My phrase of the day comes from my Mum (I dedicate it to the Westmonster): “Pòg mo thòn!”

  3. SleepingDog says:

    Perhaps if nameable things like individual vehicles (ships, locomotive engines) were given Scottish Gaelic names like the Culture Mind-Spaceships of Iain M Bank’s science fiction novels…
    What is the Gaelic for ‘Just Read the Instructions’?
    Would there be any objections if Gaelic took of the role of mottofying from Latin in Scotland?

    1. Time, the Deer says:

      ‘Dìreach leugh an stiùireadh’


      1. SleepingDog says:

        @Time, the Deer, thanks for that, it is a phrase that keeps coming up in tech support (often in somewhat brusquer, if sotto voce, versions).

  4. jptonner says:

    Chan urrainn do dh’ Oighrig sgur.

  5. Time, the Deer says:

    May I offer a Gaelic learners’ favourite: Cho sona ri bròg (‘ho sona ree brok’), ‘as happy as a shoe’.

    Na faighnich, chan eil spùt agam!

  6. Lil says:

    Pog Mo Thoin!

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