PREFACE TO THE THIRD
THE demand for a third edition of "How to
Read Gaelic" has afforded the Authors an opportunity of making a few
alterations on the earlier editions. The Title has been altered at the
suggestion of some who considered that the work was well adapted for a
somewhat wider purpose than that of a mere collection of Heading
Lessons. The various sections of the work have also been arranged in a
more natural and convenient order for practical use. Beyond this the
book is substantially a reproduction of the former editions.
The specific pieces--"Coire-na-Sithe," and "Finlay's
Letter to his wife"—provided to meet the requirements of the first stage
of the Gaelic Scheme adapted to the Code by Mr Robertson, H.M.I.S., have
been retained, notwithstanding the changes recently introduced by the
Education Department. These pieces, and indeed the whole work, are still
suitable for the first year or more of Pupil Teachers' work, the P.T.'s
being still liable to examination under the Code, and retaining the
benefit of taking Gaelic at the King's Scholarship examination.
Of the two lessons—"Calum Seoladair" and "Am
Mac Strodhail"—which are given with an interlinear literal English
rendering, it may be remarked that they contain a variety of practicable
and convenient phrases and idioms, the possession of which by the pupil
will form an important basis uponn which to build his acquisitions in
INVERNESS, April 1902.
PREFACE TO THE FOURTH
BEYOND the correction of a few slight
inaccuracies, and the addition of a Vocabulary, no change is made in
INVERNESS, Nov. 1906.
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