In a message dated 6/9/99 8:31:17 PM Central Daylight Time,
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<< WELSH-L is for discussion in the Welsh language (or in the related
Breton and Cornish). It is not intended as a place for general discussion in
English (though postings in English are acceptable if they closely concern
the Welsh language).
Further information is available on the WELSH-L website.
See also the related (non-Listserv) list CYMRAEG-L, for learners of the Welsh
language (especially beginners). CYMRAEG-L has postings in both English and
Welsh (with glossary or translation).
For general discussion in English of things closely or marginally related to
Wales (including genealogy) a good place to start is the newsgroup
soc.culture.welsh - or possibly the CELTIC-L list: see its website.
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The website URL: http://www.scot.demon.co.uk/celtfaq/1_4.html
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If you want to learn any of the Celtic languages, there are two lists set up.
GAELIC-L for Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx (currently about 1000 members) and
WELSH-L for Welsh, Cornish and Breton (currently about 330 members) Note that
these are primarily lists for discussions *in* those languages and not
discussions in English *about* the languages, although short English only
messages from learners are OK. To join, send a message to
mailto:[log in to unmask]
containing the line: subscribe listname yourfirstname yoursurname i.e.
subscribe GAELIC-L Iain Caimbeul
Both GAELIC-L and WELSH-L have extensive libraries of reference material.
Send the command "Get GAELIC-L filelist" or
"Get WELSH-L filelist" to find out what's available once you've joined.
For issues in English about Celtic culture, see the lists IRTRAD-L for Irish
traditional music and CELTIC-L for Celtic culture. To join these lists,
simply replace the "GAELIC-L" in the above list with the name of the list you
wish to join.
Here's some more detail on GAELIC-L:
I was asked to write a bit about the GAELIC-L list for news.groups.reviews so
here it is.
Gaelic-L is a listserv list with about 1000 members and is for discussions in
the 3 Gaelic languages (Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic and Manx). The list has
been running since May 1989 and averages about 5-6 messages a day. Messages
are primarily in Gaelic, and some have English translations. English only
messages from learners seeking help are welcome, provided that they are kept
fairly short. There is an extensive library associated with the list
containing monthly logs of every message sent out, programs (ie one to tell
the time in conversational Gaelic), reference materials (including
dictionaries), contact addresses for organisations etc.
Most of the topics discussed on Gaelic-L are cultural or current affairs or
what's on. Related usenet newsgroups include rec.music.celtic and
soc.culture.celtic. Unlike soc.culture.celtic however, discussions concerning
Northern Irish politics are extremely rare on Gaelic-L. The word Gaelic is
pronounced "Gaylik" when talking about Irish Gaelic or Manx Gaelic, but
"Gallic" when talking about Scots Gaelic.
Owners of the list include:
Marion Gunn ([log in to unmask]), University College Dublin - folklorist, software
localiser, archivist and co-founder of the list. Caoimhin O Donnaile
([log in to unmask]), Kevin Donnelly, lecturer in Computing at Sabhal Mor
Ostaig, Scotland's Gaelic College (on the Isle of Skye) and co-founder of the
To subscribe to the list, send a message to:
mailto:[log in to unmask]
containing the line
SUB GAELIC-L your name
e.g. SUB GAELIC-L Iain Mac a' Gobhainn
the listserv will then send you more details. To get details of the contents
of Gaelic-L's library, send a command
GET GAELIC-L FILELIST
to [log in to unmask]
the address for messages themselves is [log in to unmask]
Because few people have MIME mailers at the moment, we have to represent the
accented vowels in Gaelic by writing a / or \ after the vowel in question to
indicate an acute or grave accent. There is a GAELIC-M list though for those
with MIME capability, and this is mirrored to GAELIC-L.
For Scottish Gaelic specific mailing lists, see