The Scottish Gaelic language is growing in popularity due to the media phenomenon of "Outlander" as well as people exploring their ancestry. Many people want a tattoo with a Gaelic word or phrase to tell a story about their Scottish or Celtic roots. But most people can’t find the accurate information about Gaelic that is needed to get a good tattoo. They try to do their own translations instead and end up with embarassing mistakes. With this book, Gaelic specialist in Nova Scotia provides a guide to how to choose an appropriate word or phrase for a tattoo in the Scottish Gaelic language. The book contains a glossary of nearly 400 authentic Gaelic words and phrases, history and description of the Gaelic language, examples of real-life Gaelic tattoos that went wrong, advice on how to avoid common mistakes, and insights on how to incorporate Gaelic words into a tattoo design that honors and supports the culture. The book focuses on language and does not contain artwork. This book is for tattoo enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in Celtic, Scottish, and Gaelic language and culture.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; Chapter1-WhatisScottishGaelic? (History and current situation; Brief description of the language); 2-GaelicTattooProblems (The definition of translation; Inadequate translation methods; Using machine translation; Using an English-to-Gaelic dictionary; Copying examples from the internet; Asking a stranger to translate for free; Asking a friend or family member; Real-life examples: Military service, Honouring a family member, Scottish nationalist sentiment, Love for a partner; Gaelic tattoo ethics); 3-HowtoChooseaGaelicTattoo (Use the glossary in this book; Pay a professional translator; Learn the language; Forewarning); 4-TheBasicsofGaelic Writing (The Gaelic alphabet, Gaelic spelling rules, Accent marks and apostrophes, Which font to use, How to pronounce Gaelic); 5- GaelicTattooGlossary (How to use the glossary; How to search: Format of entries, Parts of speech, Capitalization, Bible verse excerpts, Gaelic proverbs; The Gaelic Tattoo Glossary: Place and identity, Family, Love and friendship, In memoriam, Religious and spiritual, Courage, honour, and military service, Work, activities, and identities, Emotions, qualities, and concepts, Gaelic proverbs and expressions); References; Glossary Index.