An Naidheachd Againne, Winter 2014 Issue Is Available

The Winter, 2014, issue of our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, has been released.

An Naidheachd Againne, Winter 2014Members should have received it, but they can also obtain it online, by logging in to the  ACGA Forum, and checking the Members Room.

Non-members can obtain issues through Summer 2014 in the Public Room of the forum, which requires no login, though you’re welcome to create an account and join our discussions whether you’re a member or not.

Information about joining ACGA can be found here.

Gàidhlig on the Go. uTalk ( from ANA Winter 2012)

In our fifth reprint from our Quarterly members e-zine “An Naidheachd Againne”, Rudy Ramsey reviewed u-Talk Scottish Gaelic — a learning aid for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

uTalk Scottish Gaelic is another iPhone app that’s worth a look. This is a vocabulary practice app, but it’s more motivating than the usual flash-card approach.uTalk starts with a Word Practice mode, in which it presents a series of words or phrases with both the Gaelic and the English in writing, a picture of the object or situation, and an audio of the spoken Gaelic…

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_5_GotG_2012-4.pdf

Cha Bu Mhiste Sinn Leabhar Na Trì (ANA Winter 2013)

In our fourth reprint, Cam MacRae talks about Graphic Novels.

A bheil sibh measail air nobhailean grafaigeach? Nuair a thòisich leabhraichean grafaigeach a’ nochdadh air sgeilpichean an leabharlainn anns an robh mi ag obair mu dheich bliadhna air ais, cha robh ùidh agam annta idir. Uill, bha mi air Maus a leughadh, gu cinnteach, ach bha an còrr airson na cloinne, nach robh? O, bha gu dearbh, ach feumaidh mi aideachadh gun do leugh mi Asterix the Gaul, cuideachd.
Abair dòigh eachdraidh ionnsachadh! …

Are you a fan of graphic novels? When graphic books began to appear on the shelves of the library where I worked about ten years ago, I wasn’t too interested in them. Well, I had read Maus of course, but the others were for children, weren’t they? Sure, but I must admit that I read Asterix the Gaul too. What a way to learn history! …

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_4_Cam_2013-1.pdf

Recipe: Herring in Oatmeal (from ANA Fall 2012)

For the third of our re-prints from our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, we bring you a recipe to prepare a rather tasty meal – Herring in Oatmeal

Herring are the “silver darlings” that sustained the Scottish fishing industry for over a century, and this very traditional recipe pairs
this nutritious fish with that other Scottish staple, oatmeal.
In Scotland, coarse oatmeal would be used, but small-flake rolled oats should work just as well. If you can’t get fresh herring, mackerel is a good substitute.

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_3_Herring_2012-3.pdf

Mo Chuimhne air Leòdhas (from ANA Winter 2012)

In the second of our re-prints from our newsletter, An Naidheachd Againne, Catriona Parsons tells us about the place she was born – Aignish, in the district of Point on the Isle of Lewis.

Rugadh mi ann a’ baile beag air taobh an ear Leódhais. ‘S e Aignis ainm a’ bhaile bhig seo, “Aignis air a’ mhachair” mar a chanas an t-òran. Tha Aignis ‘na laighe ann a’ sgìre an Rudha, agus chan eil eadar an Rudha agus an còrr dhen eilean ach aoidh chumhang ris an canar Am Bràighe…

I was born in a village on the east side of the Isle of Lewis, by the name of Aignish—“Aignish on the machair”, as the song goes. Aignish lies in the district of Point which is tied to the rest of the island by a narrow isthmus called the “Bràighe”…

To read more, please click the link below (PDF Format – Adobe Reader Required). The article also contains a link to a thread about the article in the ACGA Forum, to allow discussion or questions.

http://download.acgamerica.org/Reprints/ANA_Reprint_2_Lewis_2012-1.pdf