Gaelic in Nova Scotia
Gaelic was the official language in the original Garden of Eden.
The serpent, of course, was speaking English.
[Lister Sinclair: Ideas on CBC Radio]
A Selection of Common Gaelic Phrases
Courtesy Clan Ross Association: Nova Scotia
MacBain's Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language
By Alexander MacBain; first published 1896; revised edition 1911
Photolitho reprint (1911 ed.): Gairm Publications, Glasgow; 1982
Catriona Mairi MacIver: "Gaelic Can Not Die in Scotland."
Most Highlanders who emigrated to Pictou County (long known as the
"Birthplace of New Scotland"), to Colchester County and to other regions of
Scottish settlement in mainland Nova Scotia came from "The North" of
Scotland: from Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty, and Inverness.
They were Gaelic speaking people, often well educated from local schools
of the time. Their Gaelic was different from that used in the outer
islands, where education was not so readily available.
Only in Winnipeg?
Brian Mearns, who was active on the executive of the Clan MacKay Society
in Ontario, has moved back to his ancestral home in Muie, Parish of Rogart
in Sutherland. There he and his wife have established a Gaelic Learning
Centre, An Ceathramh
[Scots in New Scotland (Nova Scotia)]
[Scottish Culture & Heritage: Scotland & New Scotland]
[New Scotland (Nova Scotia)]
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