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Title:Seònaid Mhoireach (2)
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Summary:Part of the Stòras Beò nan Gàidheal project in which the UHI Language Sciences Institute with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Soillse, together with Irish partners, record the natural speech of Irish and Scottish Gaelic speakers in their own communities with user-friendly equipment and techniques. Here, in the second part, Jessie recalls her schooling and the weak Gaelic component to it, though the language was strong in the playground and the community. Communion practices are also recalled, as well as the role of supernatural tales, and New Year and Hallowe’en customs in a culture where house visits were common. After leaving school at 16 and some work experience Jessie settled on training for nursing, which took her to Glasgow. Plans to move to Canada were abandoned when she met Peter’s father, and they returned to Lewis, first to Carloway, then Stornoway. Now living in Inverness, she offers thoughts on changes she’s seen in Lewis and the lack of opportunities. She prefers to remember home as it was.
Language notes:A two-way conversation in which Peter Murray questions Seònaid Murray on their family history and her recollections and opinions on growing up on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and wherever else her life took her.
CEFR level:C2 (55)
Word count:6671
Media:video (33:34)
Created:2020-02-27 11:46:35 UT
Changed:2020-06-01 11:45:18 UT
Licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Clicks on words:117 - List of clicked words

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