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Whilst English is the
language spoken by the majority of Scottish, there are still many
communities in the coastal West Highlands and islands of Hebrides, where more
than 60% of the population speak Gaelic.
Pronunciation - Gaelic alphabet has only 18 letters, and the
h is only used to alter the quality of the preceding consonant.
a = as in 'fat', ai = as in 'bait', aa = as in 'far', ay = as in 'may', e = as
in 'met', ee = as in 'meet', i = as in 'bit', ie = as in 'line', o = as in
'hot', oh = as in 'hope', aw = as in 'dawn', oe = as in 'more', ow = as in
'down', u = as in 'put', uh = as in 'grunt', oo = as in 'poor', ew = as in
'fewer', y = initially or within a word as in 'yield' / as final syllable
- as in 'carry', ch = as in 'loch', gh = as in 'ugh!', ao = long i as in 'bin'