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Subject: Re: Review of Teach Yourself Gaelic (1993 edition)
From: Caitlinn Fhriseal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Caitlinn Fhriseal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 29 Jun 1997 21:14:03 -0400
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Craig Cockburn wrote:
>
> Ann an sgriobhainn <[log in to unmask]>, sgriobh Dale Chock
> <[log in to unmask]>
> >TEACH YOURSELF GAELIC
> >by Boyd Robertson and Iain Taylor. A course in Scottish Gaelic which
> >includes textbook (344 pages) and two 60 minute cassettes. 1993:  NTC
> >Publishing Group (in the USA); Hodder Headline Plc (in the UK). ISBN
> >0-8442-3776-0. Price approximately US$27; textbook marked for
> separate
> >purchase at US$14.95.
> >
> thanks for that - many people now seem to prefer "Scottish Gaelic in 3
> months" in the Hugo series

I agree with Craig.  TYG has it's uses, but I certainly couldn't rely on
it as my only source of learning.   The grammar explanations in Hugo's
seem to be so much clearer to me.

As for the tapes in Hugo's and TYG, I don't care for either.
Personally, I rely on Catri\ona Parson's "Gaelic through Conversation"
as my guide to pronunciation.  Her voice is clear and measured, and very
easy to mimic.  If she did grammar, I feel she'd corner the market!


Caitlinn
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Caitlinn Fhriseal          A' Ghidhlig, cleachd i neo caill i!

Cha do bhris deagh urram ceann duine riamh, agus is mr-am-beud
a bhith uair sam bith as aonais!
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