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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 2 September 2003
(This is a SCOTTISH Gaelic dictionary (not Irish Gaelic...) btw!)
This dictionary appeared out of the blue, and didn't seem to be known to any of my Scots acquaintances. It may have been rushed... anyway it is better than "Abair" which may have been a pocket dictionary, but which contained few words I ever needed (unlike Buchanan's it does have an excellent verb & grammar section).
Some of the words are given in a form that's not... e.g. "broadcasting" is given as "craobh-sgaoileadh", whereas you'll find the contracted form "craoladh" getting used much more often. "Craobh-sgaoileadh" is rarely used. But at least it gives "broadcasting" and other modern terms, which is more than can be said for many Gaidhlig dictionaries which have never been updated.
Also the dictionary is inconsistent in the extreme. For example, if you look up something as basic the months of the year, you'll find it gives some and not others. Why? There's a few others, but I can't recall them just now.
This dictionary is cheap, which is its biggest advantage. It's usable. It's not perfect but at this price it's not worth complaining.
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on 24 May 2013
What I like the most is the size and the clear typography, which make it easy to use, but it is a clearly incomplete dictionary: many daily used words are missing and there are very few examples of use.
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on 28 November 2012
This dictionary is very comprehensive. I am a Gaelic learner and the English-Gaelic, Gaelic-English mix is invaluable. It allows me to help with my daughters homework as she attends a Gaelic school.
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on 12 April 2013
This perhaps is a mistake on my part as it does not over much of the vocabulary I need to approach the Mod certificates for Gaelic level bronze.
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on 18 April 2012
Good for the beginner The price was very good for the input. I am just learning Gaelic and I found it very useful.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Every journey starts with a single step.

The book was new and heavily discounted.
All that remains is learning Gaelic.
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