A Conversation for The Scots Leid

Irish and Scottish Fada's

Post 1

Vickstar79

Can anyone explain why the Irish and Scottish fadas (the apostrophes over vowel sounds to make them longer) are the opposite way round? For example, in Irish, 'welcome' is 'fáilte', whereas in scottish, it is 'fàilte'.

Any ideas?


Irish and Scottish Fada's

Post 2

Munchkin

Unfortunately that is Gaelic, which much to my shame I know nothing about. I'd be very interested in the answer though. I would suspect it is to do with pronounciation which I believe differs quite a bit between the Scots and Irish versions of the language.


Key: Complain about this post

Irish and Scottish Fada's

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more