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Seachdain Na Gàidhlig 5

25th March

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Today’s translation:

Carding is done mechanically, but is an action similar to combing. This combed and stretched wool then begins to look like yarn.  It is however, much too fragile and soft to be used for weaving! We call this slivers of wool.

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‘S e pròiseas meacanaigeach a tha anns a’ chìreadh seo. Tha coltas snàth a’ tighinn air a chlòimh seo a tha air a cìreadh agus air a tarraing. Aig an ìre seo, ged-tà, tha a’ chlòimh fada ro bhog is ro mhìn airson a fighe! Chan eil againn an seo ach spealtag de chlòimh.

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