The Essential English-Gaelic/Gaelic-English Dictionary

By Angus Watson

Format: Hardback

A dictionary of the Gaelic language. It is suitable for learners of Gaelic at different levels. It provides coverage of vocabulary from fields such as business and IT. It contains an amount of explanatory material, many examples of usage and idiomatic phrases and expressions. It also provides Scots equivalents for many headwords.

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Birlinn Limited

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Angus Watson's "Essential Gaelic-English and English-Gaelic" dictionaries are well-established as the leading dictionaries of the Gaelic language. This combined dictionary is ideal for learners of Gaelic at all levels, and its generous coverage of vocabulary from fields such as business and IT makes it a valuable tool for all those who require an up-to-date reference work. It contains a large amount of explanatory material, numerous examples of usage and idiomatic phrases and expressions. Many registers and styles are sampled, from the familiar (and occasionally the vulgar) to the formal and the literary. Cross-references draw the user to related words and expressions, and Scots equivalents are provided for a number of headwords.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 19 Nov 2012
ISBN 9781841583679
Number of Pages 448

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