Scottish Gaelic Alphabet - Traditional Names of The Letters

Traditional Names of The Letters

The letters were traditionally named after trees and other plants. Some of the names differ from their modern equivalents (e.g. dair > darach, suil > seileach).

ailm elm beith white birch coll hazel dair oak eadha aspen feàrn alder
gort ivy uath hawthorn iogh yew luis rowan muin vine nuin ash
onn furze / oir spindle peith downy birch ruis elder suil willow teine furze ura heather

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