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Outlander | v. Lallybroch

i. O'Ganaich Uir a Rinn M'Fhagail – Julie Fowlis | ii. You for Me – Eliza Shaddad | iii. Puirt a Beul Gaelic (Gaelic Mouth Music) – The Mischa Macpherson Trio | iv. My Love’s Bonny When She Smiles On Me/Come Sweet Lass – Abby Newton | v. ‘Se Nochd a Chiad Oidhche an Fhoghair (Tonight is the first night of the harvest) – Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd | vi. Dunrobin – Dàimh | vii. Yours – Ella Henderson | viii. Ailein Duinn – Catriona Watt

E sarà quando non dovrai preoccuparti di quale maschera indossare, che saprai di essere amata.
—  Chiades. (lamorechetutticercano)
Scottish Gaelic Appreciation Post

I’m Making this post because Gaelic is a beautiful language that is rapidly dying out, which is a shame because like I said it’s gorgeous and it has a lot of beautiful sayings. So without further ado, here are some

Is e ‘n t-ionnsachadh òg an t-ionnsachadh bòidheach.
The learning in youth is the pretty learning.

An làmb a bheir, ‘s i a gheibh.
The hand that gives is the hand that gets

Chan ann leis a’chiad bhuille thuiteas a’chraobh.
It is not with the first stroke that the tree falls.

Cha bhi fios aire math an tobair gus an tràigh e.
The value of the well is not known until it goes dry.

An nì chì na big, ‘s e nì na big.
What the little ones see, the little ones do

Cha dèan ‘Tapadh leis an fhìdhlear’ am fìdhlear a phàigheadh.
A ‘thank you’ doesn’t pay the fiddler.

Bidh an t-ubhal as fheàrr air a’mheangan as àirde.
The best apple is on the highest bough

Ge milis am fìon, tha e searbh ri dhìol.
The wine is sweet, the paying bitter

Gluais faicilleach le cupan làn.
Go carefully with a full cup.

Cha toir a’bhòidhchead goil air a’ phoit.
Beauty won’t boil the pot.

Cha d’dhùin doras nach d’fhosgail doras.
No door ever closed, but another opened.

Cùm do chù ri leigeadh.
Hold back your dog till the deer falls.

Cha tèid nì sam bith san dòrn dùinte.
Nothing can get into a closed fist.

Ge milis a’ mhil, cò dh’imlicheadh o bhàrr dri i?
Honey may be sweet, but no-one licks it off a briar.

Is fheàrr teine beag a gharas na teine mòr a loisgeas.
The little fire that warms is better than the big fire that burns.

Tha gaol agam ort                                                                                               I love you (Literally: I have love for you)

Tha gràdh mór agam ort                                                                                     I love you dearly (Literally: I have great love for you)

Ta mo ghràdh ort a-ghnàth                                                                                 I love thee always   

Now I amn’t a fluent Gaelic speaker by any extention of the term so if I’ve made any mistakes please let me know :)                                                           

Here are some more Gaelic proverbs and useful sayings                              

Mar sin leibh an dràsda

Ta ta for now