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Subject: Right
Author: Ailis   (Authenticated as Ailis)
Date: June 18, 2009 at 10:02:25 AM
Reply to: Re: Eilidh-Gaelic (Greek for light)English version is Helen, but Gaelic word also a hind, female deer. by Llewella
That's correct, but people from other countries mix them up all the time. Over here, Irish is just called Irish or Gaeilge, never Gaelic or Irish Gaelic. The funny thing is, Gaelic over here means Gaelic football.

But I heard some Scottish Gaelic speakers don't like their language to be called "Gaelic" either. They like it to be called Gàidhlig or Gallic.

"The Irish spirit can't be enshackled in the English language. That's why we swear so much".

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