LEACAN is the second stage of a project which aims to provide a comprehensive, online, modular grammar of traditional Scottish Gaelic.
The current phase of the project is focused on the following topics –
- How are quantities expressed in Gaelic?
- How is verbal aspect expressed in Gaelic?
- How do names and proper nouns work in Gaelic?
- How is motion along a trajectory expressed in Gaelic?
- How do nouns and adjectives decline in the dative and genitive?
- What are the Gaelic Orthographic Conventions?
- Linguistic resources database – Banca na Gàidhlig
Older modules are as follows –
- LeaCaG grammar guidance (2019)
- What are the irregular verbs in Gaelic? –
- Should nouns governed by a progressive verbal noun be in the genitive or nominative case?
- Should feminine nouns and their adjectives be slenderised after prepositions?
- When should the object precede the verb(al noun)?
- How does the rach-passive construction work?
- Should intransitive verbal nouns (infinitivals) be lenited?
- How should object pronouns be expressed in the progressive?
- How should English if be translated into Gaelic?
- How do relative clauses work with prepositions?
- How do numeric quantity expressions work in Gaelic?
There is a glossary of grammatical terminology.
LEACAN is being developed by DASG and Soillse, as part of the Bòrd na Gàidhlig-funded LEACAN project. Current team members are Dr Mark McConville, Dr David Mandic, Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh (Glasgow University), Professor William Lamb (Edinburgh University), Gordon Wells, Padruig Moireach (UHI), Jo NicDhòmhnaill, Ian MacDhòmhnaill and Mòrag NicLeòid. The following people contributed to previous phases of this work – Dr Susan Ross, Professor Wilson McLeod, Professor Richard Cox, Charles Wilson, Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, Ailean Caimbeul, Catrìona Chaimbeul, Ruairidh MacIllEathain, Donnchadh MacGuaire, Dòmhnall Moireasdan and Catrìona Mhoireach.