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BBC Alba 
9th-Feb-2006 07:02 pm
I'll never be a happy TV person, I'd much rather have a DVD.

However, BBC Alba does make me happy. Even if I don't understand anything but every 100th word or so...
9th-Feb-2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
I agree, they often have very interesting programmes, and just the fact it exists makes me happy too (my people are from Marris and my mother a native Gaelic speaker).
9th-Feb-2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
Ooops that'd be Harris...
9th-Feb-2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
I'm trying with Gaelic, but it's a hard language to get any kind of grip on, I feel.

Do you speak it, at all?
9th-Feb-2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
I speak maybe half a dozen phrases of traditional gaelic stuff - but I'm surprised so little of bbc alba's content is intelligible to you, I was amused by how many modern concepts they never came up with real gaelic words for, whether it's a programme about cookery, computing, contemporary culture, plus of course anything international.

the hatter
9th-Feb-2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
I find that the problem is that many words sound germanic to me and I get dragged off in the Deutsch direction and then I miss the words I actually should know.

Also, the three programs I've watched so far have been talking about families and so not a lot of 'new' words. :)
10th-Feb-2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Ah well, I speak about as much german as I do gaelic, so don't have that to contend with. Maybe you should start with "padraig post" (probably spelt wrong) and "donne murdo" (almost certainly spelt wrong) and "the family ness" (which I don't even remember how they named it in gaelic)

the hatter not the linguist
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