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"O Canada"

The National Anthem of Canada -- in Scottish Gaelic



Canada is the home of many people of Scottish Descent. Gaelic-speaking Scots can be found all over the country, with especially high concentrations in Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

A note on speaking Scottish Gaelic:

Spoken Scottish Gaelic, unlike spoken English, flows seamlessly from word to word. If the command has more than one word in it, practice saying the whole phrase as if it were all one word, with no breaks in it.

Remember that "ch" always sounds like "Bach" or "loch." And always roll your "R"'s -- though not all over the place -- more as a simple popped "R" sound.

And keep in mind that no pronunciation guide can adequately convey the unique sound of spoken Scottish Gaelic -- anyone interested in an authentic sound should consider trying one of the instructional self-study courses including videotapes and/or audiotapes, to be found on the SGLABA Books page.



O Canada



Suas Leis a' Ghidhlig! Up with Gaelic!

1998 scotgael@sirius.com


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