The Oxford Companion to the English Language
First published in 1992, "The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was described by "The Times" as an "excellent guide to the history, geography and contours of English, " one that "immediately establishes itself as a necessary book." A carefully planned shorter version of the "Oxford Companion to the English Language," this new "Concise" volume concentrates on the central themes in the language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation, and the history of English. Within each theme all the key subjects are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion."
With nearly 2,000 articles in A-Z format the "Concise Companion" is an ideal reference for both students and general readers wanting access to the highly readable scholarship of the "Companion" in a portable and affordable volume.
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GAELIC [16c: first used of the language in Scotland and its speakers]. (1) Of the
Celts of Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, their languages, customs, etc.:
Gaelic coffee, a Gaelic phrase book. (2) The English name for the Celtic
language of ...
(5) Some Gaelic rhythms include the use of an unstressed initial word in
questions: An ' do you like it?; An ' was it nice? The unstressed word is usually
and, but well and sure also occur. In Gaelic, questions normally begin with an
Literature written in Scotland in any language, including Scots, English, Gaelic,
Latin, and Cumbric (Brythonic), the only extant example of which is the late 6c
poem Y Gododdin: the first surviving poem within what is now Scotland and also
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