Monday, May 18, 2009

Eileen Donan Castle

While you may be tempted to pronounce this like the woman's name Eileen, it's actually Gaelic for "island". Just pronounce it "eelan" (go ahead, say it aloud) and you'll instantly see the connection.

We found that Gaelic is VERY similar to English, you just have to sound things out. I think given some time in Scotland you could actually understand the language.

This was taken on Scotland's west coast, on our way out to the Isle of Skye. This whole area speaks Gaelic fluently, and on the Isle of Skye, it's the first language.

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