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Zero to Gaelic

Below are my handouts (the same as on the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced pages), organized for Slighe nan Gaidheal's Zero to Gaelic language course. I hope to teach you how to speak Gaelic at Z2G!

Prepositional Pronoun Cheat Sheet (PDF)
Irregular Verb Cheat Sheet (PDF)
Polite Phrases for Class (PDF)
Adult Language Learning Success (PDF)
Pronunciation Guide (2009) (PDF)
Pronunciation Guide (2014) (PDF)
Proto-Indo-European Language Tree (PDF)
The Gaelic Alphabet (PDF)
Scottish Gaelic Resources (PDF)

Level 1

Gaelic Intensive Day 1

Bi with pronouns (PDF)
The Simple Sentence (PDF)
Build a Sentence 0 (PDF)
Conversation 1 (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 2

To Have Something (PDF)
Family and Possession (PDF)
Conversation 2 (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 3

Intro to IS (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 4

Grammatical Gender in Gaelic (PDF)
Lenition with Adjectives (PDF)
Nominative and Dative (PDF)
Nominative Definite Articles Exercises (PDF)
Definite Article Chart (PDF) (1 Page Cheat Sheet)

Gaelic Intensive Day 5

BI with Verbal Nouns (PDF)
Verb - IS (Basics) (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 6

Numbers and Days of the Week (PDF)
Months and Seasons (PDF)
Adverbs of Time, Place, and Manner (Part 1)

Level 2

Gaelic Intensive Day 7

BI in the Past - Q and A (PDF)
Irregular Verbs - Past Tense (PDF)
Irregular Verbs - Past Tense Examples (2015) (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 8

Verb - IS (Phrases) (Part with DO) (PDF)
Working with Names (PDF)
First Names (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 9

Verb - IS (Phrases) (Part with LE) (PDF)
Verb - IS (Emphasis)
An t-Sìde (PDF)
Preposition ANN and NAM/NAD

The Book of IS (PDF)
The Book of IS Companion (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 10

Nominative and Dative (PDF) (Same as GID 4)
Nominative and Dative Articles Exercises (PDF) (Same as GID 4)

Gaelic Intensive Day 11

Regular Verbs - Past Tense (PDF)
Telling Time (PDF)
Time References (Past and Future) (PDF)
Exploring Question Words (PDF)
Getting to Know You - Question Words (PDF)
Question Words Examples (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 12

Genitive Case (PDF)
Compound Prepositions (see Genitive Case handout)

Level 3

Gaelic Intensive Day 13

Còmhradh (PDF)
Future Tense of Regular Verbs (PDF)
Time concepts related to the future tense (PDF)
Numbers (PDF)
Numbers and Nouns (PDF)
Plurals (PDF)
Gaelic Verb Forms (Regular Verbs) (PDF) (1 Page Cheat Sheet)

Gaelic Intensive Day 14

Future Tense of Irregular Verbs (Chart) (PDF)
Future Tense of Irregular Verbs (Examples) (PDF)
Relative Form of Verbs (Relative Future) (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 15

Conditional Forms Cheat Sheet (PDF)
Conditional forms of Regular Verbs, If constructions (PDF)
Conditional forms of Irregular Verbs (2012) (PDF)
Irregular Verbs in the Conditional (2017) (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 16

Adjectives (PDF)
Counting People (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 17

Inverted Nominal, Part 1 (PDF) (Includes Inverted Nominal Intro, Faod & Feum)
Perfect Tenses (PDF) (Inverted Nominal, Part 3)
Verbal Nouns, Infinitives, and Objects of Verbs (PDF) (Inverted Nominal, Part 4) (Includes GAM/GAD)

Colors (PDF)
Ordinal Numbers (PDF)

Gaelic Intensive Day 18

Defective Verbs (PDF)(Inverted Nominal, Part 2)(Includes IS verb constructions, more Faod & Feum)
Passive Speech

End of Level 3

Permission is granted to use and distribute these handouts unaltered. Comments or questions should be sent to geoffrey [at] gaelicseattle [dot] com.