Letter To Gaelic Learners

Letter To Gaelic Learners

Informative, educational and interesting. A special programme, in the form of a 'letter', specifically aimed at Gaelic learners who already have some knowledge of the language.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Letter 12 Apr 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 821

    Sun, 12 Apr 15

    Duration:
    5 mins

    Three people from the wee Isle of Scalpay [Harris] – and eight people from Lewis – were killed when a German vessel was sunk in the Second [World] War. Aye, a German vessel. They were prisoners of the Germans on board a vessel called the ‘Pinguin’. Find out more in this week's letter. Find out more in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir.”

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  • Letter 05 Apr 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 820

    Sun, 5 Apr 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Have you heard about ‘the fox’s oath to the grey goat’? It means a false oath. It comes from the old story ‘The Grey Goat’. Find out more in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 29 Mar 15: Litir do Luchd-ionndachaidh 819

    Sun, 29 Mar 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Hugh put a mark on the half-crown coin that his dog, Sandy, was taking to Dingwall. It was a scratch on the king’s nose. One-eyed Paddy stole the money from the dog, as he would do every Friday. Find out what happened in this week's letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • 22 Mar 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 818

    Sun, 22 Mar 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Sandy the dog went to Dingwall. His master, Hugh, was short of tobacco. Hugh put a half-crown in a kerchief around the dog’s neck. He asked Sandy the dog to go to the tobacconist. Find out how the dog got on in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • 15 Mar 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 817

    Sun, 15 Mar 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Sandy the dog went to Dingwall. His master, Hugh, was short of tobacco. Hugh put a half-crown in a kerchief around the dog’s neck. He asked Sandy the dog to go to the tobacconist.Find out how the dog got on in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 08 Mar 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 816

    Sun, 8 Mar 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Ruairidh is going to tell you about Hugh from Dingwall. When he was young, he became keen on tobacco. When he was twenty years old, an uncle of his died. Hugh got his croft. It was ten miles out of town. Discover Hugh’s ingenious means of getting histobacco in this week’s podcast. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • 01 Mar 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 815

    Sun, 1 Mar 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Ronnie and Colin are old friends. Each tries to get one over the other. They are retired. They have too much time for thinking about things – great and trifling. One day, they were sitting together on a bench. Find out more about their chat in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir.

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  • 22 Feb 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 814

    Sun, 22 Feb 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    When the Vikings came to the Gaidhealtachd a long time ago, did they extinguish Gaelic? On the islands, was everybody speaking Norse for a period? Or, even when the Norse were in control, were some people still speaking Gaelic? Find out more in this week's letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir.

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  • Letter 15 Feb 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh

    Sun, 15 Feb 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Here is a story about the second sight, and it’s true. Ruairidh heard it, told in Gaelic, on the Isle of Skye. It’s connected to an air accident in 1945. Find out more in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 08 Feb 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 812

    Sun, 8 Feb 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    In the mountains of Lochaber, there is Stob Coir’ na Ceannain. It’s between Fort William and Loch Treig, south of Roybridge. Dòmhnall Mac Fhionnlaigh nan Dàn was living in that area. He wrote a famous poem – ‘the song of the owl’. And Ruairidh is going to tell you a wee story from that area, in which there is an owl. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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