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Relating to or denoting the northern group of Celtic languages, including Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx.
- ‘Linguistically, its form of Gaelic belongs to the Goidelic group of Celtic, Manx Gaelic being an off-shoot of Irish Gaelic.’
- ‘Irish is a Celtic (Indo-European) language, part of the Goidelic branch of insular Celtic (as are Scottish Gaelic and Manx).’
- ‘From a background where education was keenly encouraged, Morrison developed an interest in languages, particularly those of the Romance and Goidelic Celtic groups.’
- ‘If this contact with other Goidelic languages did occur, it is likely that it would have acted as a catalyst for Morrison's own interest in Manx Gaelic, as well as awakening her interest in the wider Goidelic group.’
The Goidelic languages collectively.
- ‘Philologists have referred to them as P-Celtic in contrast to Goidelic as Q-Celtic, on the basis of a sound shift of q to p which split an earlier tongue known as Common Celtic.’
- ‘One of the Celtic dialects, is of the group known as the Goidelic, comprising Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx.’
- ‘The Celtic language is a sub-group of the Indo-European language group, divided into two groups, Goidelic (consisting of Irish, Scots Gaelic, and Manx) and Brythonic (consisting of Welsh, Cornish, and Breton).’
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