Influence on other languagesThere are several languages that show Goidelic influence, although they are not Goidelic languages themselves:

  • Shelta language is sometimes thought to be a Goidelic language, but is in fact a cant based on Irish and English, with a primarily Irish-based grammar and English-based syntax.
  • Beurla Reagaird is a cant spoken by Scottish travelling folk, which is to a large extent based on Scottish Gaelic.

See also

Water feature commemorating the first supply of water by gravitation to Portmahomack in 1887. It carries an inscription in poor Gaelic, "Uisce Tobar Na Baistiad" (which, if it read Uisge Tobar a' Bhaistidh would translate as "Water of the Well of Baptism")


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017).