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Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)[edit]



Other Wikipedias[edit]

Organization and support[edit]

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]


  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
    • Scotland, Gaelic language and culture, irish topics as well. But it depends a little on the area where the contributors are comming from. Personally I started out with articles related to Europa. --Sionnach 17:22, 28 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
    • There is no such language as a "Standard Gaelic". Although there is GOC (Gaelic Orthographic Convention), it is not known/accepted by the majority. Two major dictionaries (Colin Mark, Edward Dwelly) and a major online-source from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. (yet sometimes even they have different spellings)--Sionnach 17:22, 28 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
    • There are two spelling conventions - the older pan-Gaelic traditional spelling which used to be shared with Irish Gaelic and is used by most older dictionaries and the newer spelling convention introduced by the Scottish Education Department in the 1970s and used by learners and younger native speakers. -- Derek Ross 05:20, 30 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?

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