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How do I identify which Celtic language this is?
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Irish Gaelic and Scots Gaelic do not have these letters: j,k,q,v,w,x,y,z
they also don't have double vowels. Irish Gaelic has fadas (acute accents),
Scots Gaelic has both acutes and graves, but predominantly graves (acutes
no longer officially exist). Irish has no grave accents.
Breton has n-tilde (like Spanish) and a high number of z's
Breton has acute and grave accents.
Cornish looks very much like Breton, except Cornish has very few accents Cornish has an a-circumflex. K's, w's, z's occur frequently Welsh has no z's, but a high number of y's and w's
Welsh also has circumflexes on all its vowels : a,e,i,o,u,w,y. Manx is the only Celtic language to be written according to non-Celtic phonetic rules. Manx is written according to more or less English phonetic rules. Manx and Cornish are the only Celtic languages with a "j". Manx is also the only Celtic language to have a c-cedilla. The letter "y" occurs frequently, as do double vowels.
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