Creative Proverbs from the Gaelic Culutre
Creative Proverbs from the . .
Gaelic* Culture
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Background: The Gaelic language, also called Scots Gaelic or Erse, is spoken along the northwest coast of Scotland and in the Hebrides islands. Scottish Gaelic is a recent offshoot of the Irish language. Gaelic was introduced into Scotland about AD 500 (displacing an earlier Celtic language), it had developed into a distinct dialect of Gaelic by the 13th century, and as a separate languarge by the the 17th century.

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Proverbs from the Gaelic Culture
Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.
Common sense hides shame.
If it is worth taking, it is worth asking for.
It is easy to straighten in the oak the crook that grew in the sapling.
See that your own hearth is swept before you lift your neighbor's ashes.

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