1: Home: The Book of Dunbarra - welcome, fàilte, tervetuloa, one of the websites by Linden Alexander Pentecost
This is a website dedicated to the study of languages, containing sections pertaining to various languages, mainly Celtic, and including Scottish Gaelic dialects, which are a significant part of the website's content.
The ebooks pages contain downloadable ebooks published through/via this website, but which contain entirely separate content to what is on the website's pages/parts. The ebooks also contain a lot of archaeology, philosophy and spirituality, much in relation to language.
Site map is below (in case the menu at the top of the page does not work).
- 1: Home/Dhachaidh
- Website articles 1 - 9
- 1: Perthshire Gaelic dialects
- 2: MacKay Gaelic
- 3: The Lismore Gaelic dialects
- 4: The Pictish language
- 5: Introduction to St Kilda Gaelic
- 6: The Cumbric language, the ancient Celtic language of Cumbria or a paleolithic language?
- 7: Some other Brythonic languages
- 8: The West Cornish language, Kernôwek
- 9: The Norwegian dialect of Leka
- Website articles 10 - 19
- 10: Introduction to The Nuxalk Language
- 11: An introduction to Southwest Jutlandic - Sydvestjysk
- 12: Origins of Finnish
- 13: Caithness Nynorn
- 14: Iarnnbērlæ – a pre-Celtic language in Ireland?
- 15: Observations on the phonology of Gaelic at the north of Lewis
- 16: an introduction to Gaulish and Lepontic
- 17: notes on the name Tiree and Tiree Gaelic
- 18: Some Pre-Indo-European etymologies of South Uist Gaelic
- 19: A discussion on some Southern Sámi etymologies
- Website articles 20 to 29
- 20: The Salten Dialect of Norwegian
- 21: More on the Gummark Dialect of Bondska
- 22: Further discussions on North-Frisian links to other languages
- 23: Further Comments on the Nesna Dialect of Norwegian, and a little on the Lurøy dialect
- 24: Mo thuras gu Værøya - tha an artaigil seo sgrìobhte anns a' Ghàidhlig a-mhàin
- 25: More New Findings (September 2023) on the Setantii
- 26: How different are Swedish and Finnish?
- 27: General non-IE Gaelic vocabulary, (long article, being updated).
- 28: Languages, empathy and spirituality
- Ebooks (separate from website articles and content, 8 ebooks plus 4 earlier versions of some of them
- More detailed description of the website and the contents of the website's sections
- New ebooks from 5th of May 2023 onwards (also separate from website's online articles/content)
Photo above: Western Scottish landscape, taken by Linden Alexander Pentecost
About the name: The Book of Dunbarra takes its name from the Gaelic words dùn and barr, connected with the town of Dunbar in the south-east of Scotland, a name recorded in early Welsh as Dynbaer, and translatable in Scottish Gaelic as Dùn Barr. The website is a book in the sense of a book being a place which I hope inspires kindness and hope.