Q: What Are Celtic Languages? Where are they spoken?
A: They are a group of related languages belonging to the Indo European language family. The languages have descended from proto Celtic hence the name. There are six languages in the group namely Welsh, Irish, Breton, Scottish, Cornish, and Manx. These Celtic languages are spoken in Wales, Ireland, Brittany, Scotland, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man.
Q: Which languages are categorized under Goidelic and Brythonic groups?
A: In general the Celtic languages are divided into two groups. Irish, Scottish, and Manx form the group of Goidelic languages. While the Brythonic group comprises of Welsh, Cornish, and Breton.
Q: Why did the Irish language loose prominence during the 18th century?
A: The reasons for the growing prominence of English over Irish were one the Anglo British Administrators and the Catholic Churches discouraged the use of Irish. They mostly preferred the use of English. Also during the 1750s the spread of bilingualism caused the language shift.
Q: Is Irish a hard Language to be learned?
A: For much time now it has been a myth that Irish is a difficult language to learn. But with the available technology today that scenario is changing. There are mobile apps and language resources online that make the learning easier.
Q: What language is Irish similar to?
A: The Irish language is also referred to as Gaelic and has similarities with the other Celtic languages Welsh, Breton, Scottish, Cornish, and Manx.
Q: Is there a different rule for the number system In Irish language?
A: Yes, in Irish there are different words for numbers and they depend on what you are counting. They change according to humans, dates, time and non-humans.