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MSc Thesis #9819

Title:A Morphological Analyser for Scottish Gaelic
Date: 1998
Abstract:Scottish Gaelic is a Celtic language spoken in the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Its range of morphological phenomena includes suffixation and compounding, as well as certain mutations that are more particular to Celtic languages, like lenition.This work describes a computational model of the orthographic reflection of these phenomena in the modern language. The model employs two-level morphology techniques to concatenate morphemes in constructions defined by means of a feature unification grammar, and is implemented on a language-independent morphology analysis system.The most important conclusion drawn is that pure two-level morphology is not powerful enough to accurately capture the phenomena it is modelling.

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