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    A Perthshire Gaelic dialect survives!

    https://www.bbc.com/naidheachdan/474...UcV8mrbMIENq0s

    The article was sent to me in Gaelic, and thankfully my friend who sent this to me supplied me with a translation:

    "It was expected to be extinct as an indigenous language in the 1970s.
    But amazingly, the dialect seems to have survived today - by a woman aged 102 of Strath Tealil. (I think this is Strath Tummel)
    Two researchers have met the woman, who does not want to be recognized, and she has now started recording."
    Last edited by sktibo; 03-03-2019 at 04:45 AM.
    Paper trail ancestry to the best of my knowledge:
    English (possibly containing some Welsh ancestry) 31.25%, Eastern European and Eastern German (Galicia, Poland) 25%, Scottish 17.96%, Scotch-Irish 12.5%, French 8.2%, Native American 1.95%, and Colonial American, 3.125%, which cannot be determined with complete certainty: there is Dutch (at least 1.36%) and some English. The rest could include Spanish, Norwegian, German, and French, but these percentages would be minuscule.

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    Wonderful that this person still speaks it. And is happy to be recorded.
    But the news alone suggests that this is a very temporary situation.

    Like being announced as the world's oldest person.

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    Yes, but at least we'll get a better idea about it and hopefully the dialects of the Scottish mainland as a whole. Perhaps it also indicates that Gaelic in Perthshire held on for longer than we thought?
    Paper trail ancestry to the best of my knowledge:
    English (possibly containing some Welsh ancestry) 31.25%, Eastern European and Eastern German (Galicia, Poland) 25%, Scottish 17.96%, Scotch-Irish 12.5%, French 8.2%, Native American 1.95%, and Colonial American, 3.125%, which cannot be determined with complete certainty: there is Dutch (at least 1.36%) and some English. The rest could include Spanish, Norwegian, German, and French, but these percentages would be minuscule.

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