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Lôn asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 3 weeks ago

Is Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge ) the same as Erse or is there a difference?

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  • Zac Z
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    3 weeks ago
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    Erse is an ambiguous term. It is used to mean Irish Gaelic (cf.: https://www.ethnologue.com/language/gle) but was also used for Scottish Gaelic.

    The word is no longer used with the latter meaning but if you find it older texts it might apply to Scottish, not Irish Gaelic.

  • 3 weeks ago

    If Erse is for Scotish gaelic, yes

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