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Urnaigh an Tighearna
The Lord's Prayer


As a' Bhìoball Gàidhlig
(From the Gaelic Bible)





Urnaigh an Tighearna:

Ar n-Athair a tha air nèamh, gu naomhaichear d'ainm.

Thigeadh do rìochachd. Dèanar do thoil air an talamh, mar a nìthear air nèamh.

Tabhair dhuinn an-diugh ar n-aran làitheil. Agus maith dhuinn ar fiachan, amhail a mhaitheas sinne dar luchd-fiach.

Agus na leig ann am buaireadh sinn; ach saor sinn o olc;

oir is leatsa an rìoghachd, agus an cumhachd, agus a' ghlòir, gu sìorraidh.

Amen.


Pronunciation, in American phonetics:


arr NAH-hr uh thah air NEE-uv, guh NOO-veech-ehr DAH-nyim. HIK-ug daw REE-awchk. JEE-ah-nuh-r daw hawl air un TAH-luv, marr uh NEE-ehr air NEE-uv.

TARR GHOO-een un-DJOO arr NAH-run LAH-yel. uh-gus mye GHOO-een arr FEE-uh-chn, AH-wil uh VYE-uss SHEE-nya darr LOOCHD-FEE-uh-ch.

uh-gus nah lyeek AH-oon um BOO-uh-rug sheen; ach soor sinn aw awlc;

awr iss LAHT-suh un REE-awchk, uh-gus un KOO-awchd, uh-gus uh GHLAWR, guh SHEE-uh-ree.

amen.






For newcomers to Scottish Gaelic, a few things about Scottish Gaelic pronunciation:

Regarding the pronunciation of "ao" in Gaelic: for example, the "NOO-" in "NOO-veech-ehr" is not the same sound as in "Zoo" in American English, or even as in "Book." It's similar to the sound "eu" in French, or "ue" or "U" + umlaut in German. The difference is that in German or English, in making that sound, one is likely to purse one's lips -- whereas in Gaelic, the lips don't purse.

Don't forget to roll the "r"'s -- not a big burlesque-sounding "rrrrrroll", but a simple popping of the "r."

And in the phonetic pronunciation above, all "ch" sounds are to sound like the "ch" in "loch" or "Bach."





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