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Not bad, but could be an awful lot better
on 29 April 2010
I find this the worst of the three main self-tuition Gaelic books. On the positive side, it has clear layout, sensible structure and quite useful vocabulary lists, some of them in pictorial form. Both Gaelic-English and English-Gaelic word lists are included at the back. On the negative side, the explanations of grammar are decidedly sketchy - there is virtually nothing about forming the genitive case - and some of the exercises are rather awkward for the solitary learner, in that they are too little directed and demand too much imagination. Also, just like Teach Yourself Gaelic, no attempt is made to render pronunciation in print. The two CDs are very comprehensive, with several items for each lesson, but, as another reviewer points out, the `continuity announcer' has an appalling monotonous tone. Overall: not bad, and useful if you have the other two books too, but could be an awful lot better.