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Linguistics

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = EUA

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

A draft paper discussing the linguistic differences between Goidelic and Brythonic, Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/2/1
Scope and Contents Marked 'Mackinnon A8' and noted thus in previous historical records. This notebook is near empty, with some initial notes on the linguistic differences between Goidelic and Brythonic languages. Breton is referred to in this ntoebook as 'Armoric', and Scots is referred to as 'Scotch'. These may have been the start of a text or lesson plan on the historical and comparative linguistics of Goidelic and Brythonic, but it does not have much to offer, other than maybe some insight into Mackinnon's...

A short grammar of the Gaelic language, 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/5/3
Scope and Contents A grammar of the Gaelic language, as it was understood in the 18th century. Interestingly, the English word 'Gaelic' is written as Galic. Author and date unknown.

Alexander Gillon Macalpine. Malawi missionary papers and linguistic studies

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-48
Scope and Contents The papers at MSS 3086-3090 consist of biographical notes on African and missionary colleagues dating from 1893; diaries from 1897 onwards; wayside and journey notes and jottings; extracts from newspapers; notes on folklore; letters; film strip showing pictures of missionary work; notebooks; and, correspondence with church ministers in Scotland. There are printed items, including the catechism and hymns in the Chitonga language; psalms in Tonga; dictionaries; the grammar of the Bemba language;...

'Antiquity, genius and affinity of the chief surviving Celtic dialects', 19th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/5/1
Scope and Contents This appears to be a dissertation or thesis on Celtic historical linguistics. It comprises of seven notebooks, listed below, as well as some loose pages that have become separated from their original notebooks.1. Dissertation proposal2. Dissertation (titled 'The antiquity, genius and affinity of the chief surviving Celtic dialects')3. Notebook titled 'Gaelic jottings and remarks, no. I'. This notebook appears to outline some observations on linguistic features in Scottish...

Article on 'Irish Accentuation and Verse', June 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW370
Scope and Contents Article by Rudolf Thurneysen on 'Irish Accentuation and Verse'. The article is a review of an article of this name by Heinrich Zimmer, which appeared in Celtic Studies vol. 2.

Über Die Marcellischen Formeln. By Jacob Grimm and Adolf Pictet, 1855

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/5/4
Scope and Contents This appears to be a treatise on historical Indo-European linguistics, written by Jacob Grimm and Adolf Pictet. There are mentions of Celtic languages throughout the document.

Celtic Class Notes, 1890-1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW23
Scope and Contents 2 volumes of celtic class notes taken by Rev Charles Robertson. It is likely that the lectures in these notebooks were delivered by Donald Mackinnon. Contents include gaelic translations, gaelic phonetics, proverbs and riddles, old gaelic hymns, literature and philology.

Celtic Philology (Notes for a lecture series), 1886-1887

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Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/18
Scope and Contents A bundle of 11 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series, which seems to have taken place between 1886 and 1887. The following notebooks survive:'Origins and position of the Celtic languages in the Indo-European group' (Item B.41a)'Early literature: Adamnan, etc.' (Item B.41b)'Letters and their sounds: Ogham' (Item B.41c)'Vowels and laws of sound change' (Item B.41d)'Grimm's Law' (Item B.41e)'Phonetic processes. Part I' (Item...

Class Notes, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW420
Scope and Contents Series of class notes including, notes on the Old Irish verb, a list of books in a class library (probably that of the Celtic Class in Edinburgh University), notes on the derivation of the word fathast, a poem entitled 'Niall Mac Mhuireadhaigh cecinit'. Also notes on Cabar Feidh, notes on days of the week and a gaelic tale, without heading, which begins, Thug Mac Leoid Dhuin Bheagain cuirm mhor chum an d'thuge fios air Leathanaich Phabaidh.

Craighdeanan ?? / A' Chailleach Mhuileach, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW393
Scope and Contents Two articles concerning the origins of place names round the coast of the Western Highlands and Islands.