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DWELLY'S GAELIC DICTIONARY ONLINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 456: tabled on 14 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the availability online of the nineteenth century Scottish Gaelic dictionary by Edward Dwelly, commonly known as Dwelly's, at www.dwelly.info; notes that it is regarded as the first authoritative work in lexicography in Gaelic; further notes that Edward Dwelly was a Gaelic learner who was originally from Arundel in England and additionally welcomes the work of Gaelic learner, Will Robertson and Michael Bauer, the latter originally from Germany, in their efforts in preserving and developing one of Europe's oldest vernacular languages by putting Dwelly's dictionary online; and encourages hon. Members to see the speed and efficiency of this online resource for themselves by checking that the words `snow' and `dram' respectively have far more than a dozen possible translations.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.