The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook: Authentic Words and Phrases in the Celtic Language of Scotland

The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook: Authentic Words and Phrases in the Celtic Language of Scotland

by Emily McEwan


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ISBN-13: 9780995099807
Publisher: Bradan Press
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 94
Sales rank: 828,420
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Dr. Emily McEwan is a Gaelic language specialist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been involved with Scottish Gaelic for over 25 years, first in Scotland and later in Nova Scotia. Dr. McEwan is a linguistic anthropologist and has published both academic research and freelance work about Gaelic. Currently she writes about Gaelic language and culture at the Gaelic Revitalization blog,

Table of Contents

Introduction; 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.

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