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Have yourself a ScotsGaelic Christmas… unconventional advent calendar December 11th

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Today’s unconventional adventure calendar is a little bit more seasonal than yesterday, celebrates lovely local museums, and I also have a go at a little bit of Gaelic.

I have been thinking about language and tradition in a cultural planning sense, our traditions and languages affect the culture of the area as stories and songs passed down generations will reflect the history of that area.  Local dialect and local words are something which fascinate me.  The picture above was actually not taken by me, but one of my family, and it is of the Scotland- England border at Berwick-upon-Tweed, a lovely border town which has a curious juxtaposition of Geordie, Northumbrian and Scots  accents.

To learn some seasonal Scots Gaelic, have a look at this Engage for Education site.  For some nice Northumbrian/Berwicker words, have a look at Northumbriana.

For previous unconventional advent calendar entries see this post.

 

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