Handwriting Guide / Clàr-iùil Làmh-sgrìobhaidh

  • Donald Stewart (Creator)
  • Kirsty Stewart (Creator)



Within the Alexander Carmichael Handwriting Guide you will find illustrations of the usual letter-forms as well as common words and abbreviations in both Gaelic and English to be met with in the field and transcript notebooks. Usually Carmichael would record material in pencil at dictation speed. Although for the most part not exceptionally difficult to read, the pages look messy and disordered, with the unfortunate effect of deterring generations of researchers from tackling the riches they store. It is hoped that this guide will make Carmichael's hand somewhat less forbidding, and encourage further investigation into the fascinating treasures which lie within the notebooks. Examples of entire pages in Gaelic and English, with transcriptions, have been included so that progress may be gauged.
Date made available23 Jun 2011
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh

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