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Re: NATLANG: Gaidhlig volunteer needed

From:Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 23:55
Sgrìobh Mark Reed:
> Based on the response to the St. Patty's day query, > we don't have many (any?) Gaels on the list, but if > you do happen to know how to pronounce Scots Gaelic > and have a few minutes, it would be nice if you > could edit the alleged "pronunciation guide" on the > Wikipedia entry and replace the English fauxnetics > with actual IPA...
I speak it, but I'm away from home house-sitting for my in-laws while they're on vacation and I haven't been checking in much because they only have a dial-up connection and I get too frustrated with it to check in much. I only just saw the St. Patty's day post, and Keith answered it well enough. As far as Wikipedia goes... don't get me started. I'd be happy to transcribe those phrases into IPA, except I have no idea how to get an application that lets me type it. I have Unicode fonts and I see the IPA, but I have no idea how to produce it. If anyone can help with that, I'll do it. But have you seen the actual Gaelic wikipedia? So much bad Gaelic, I don't know where to begin. I immediately feel the urge to try and fix it all, but there's so much bad grammar, etc. in there I wouldn't have the time to fix it all and would get totally stressed out if I started to try. Arrgh. Freakin amateurs! :) Thomas


John Vertical <johnvertical@...>