Definition of Q-Celtic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkyo͞oˈkeltik/

noun& adjective

Another term for Goidelic.
Example sentences
  • The Irish language comes from a dialect called the Q-Celtic.
  • Philologists have referred to them as P-Celtic in contrast to Goidelic as Q-Celtic.
  • The Gaelic spoken in Scotland derives from Q-Celtic.


Q, from the retention of the Indo-European kw sound as q or c in this group of languages.

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Syllabification: Q-Celtic

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