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Is it gahlick or gaylick?

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Balfe Thu 06-Jul-17 18:17:50

I would have always said gaylick.

QuietNinjaTardis Thu 06-Jul-17 18:18:47

Gar lic.
Gaylic is just weird grin

Balfe Thu 06-Jul-17 18:19:51

The language, not the root vegetable grin

TheMasterNotMargarita Thu 06-Jul-17 18:21:14

I think op is reffering to Gaelic.
I say Gaylick.
Mum says Gahlick.
And we both say garlic grin

chemenger Thu 06-Jul-17 18:21:27

Ghalick for Scots Gaelic, Gaylick for Irish, although I think it's generally just called Irish. That's how I've always thought it was said.

Redglitter Thu 06-Jul-17 18:21:39

Ninja You've made my night 😂

Broccolirevolution Thu 06-Jul-17 18:24:02

Chemenger is correct.

Ninja, did you really think people pronounced garlic Gaylick? grin

OnlyRose Thu 06-Jul-17 18:24:26

Yep, it's gah-lick. Lots of people do say gaylick but that's wrong the Irish language.

Balfe Thu 06-Jul-17 18:26:34


NoTractorsAtTheTable Thu 06-Jul-17 18:27:06

My family says ghahlich - I can't think of many words I'd pronounce with that hard 'aay' sound, so that makes sense to me if that's for the Irish one

Garlic is garlic, though grin

NoTractorsAtTheTable Thu 06-Jul-17 18:27:56

Bloody hell, can't spell - my family says 'gahlich' - no idea where the extra h came from!

HerBluebiro Thu 06-Jul-17 18:30:07

I was totally with ninja trying to work out how people said gaylick for garlick.

Gha-lick here for the language with a soft throaty sound (undoubtedly wrong) to try to differentiate it from gallic (sp?) as in french

Balfe Thu 06-Jul-17 18:30:51

Gha-lick here for the language with a soft throaty sound (undoubtedly wrong) to try to differentiate it from gallic (sp?) as in french

See, I'd say both of them the same.

MeanAger Thu 06-Jul-17 18:32:47

In my accent (County Down) its neither gahlick or gaylick. Its gale-ick.

Balfe Thu 06-Jul-17 18:34:27

Gale-ick sounds the same as gaylick in my accent!

MeanAger Thu 06-Jul-17 18:34:41

Gaelic is not the Irish language. Gaeilge is the Irish language. Gaelic is football grin

EarlessToothlessVagabond Thu 06-Jul-17 18:37:10

I'm Scottish and this gets me all confused. I think it's Gay-lick?!

I also get confused with the letter J. When I lived in Scotland it was J-eye? Is that still the case? Now I've been expat for a long time I say J-ay.

OnlyRose Thu 06-Jul-17 18:46:17

Earless if I am ever reciting the whole alphabet I say j-eye because that's how I learned it as a child. But if I'm spelling out a word now I say j-ay. It's weird!

Balfe Thu 06-Jul-17 18:49:39


But I am common wink

EarlessToothlessVagabond Thu 06-Jul-17 18:50:57

No, J-eye is the Scottish way, not common! But No one knew what I was on about when I said that down here..

prettybird Thu 06-Jul-17 23:44:11

Both dh and I say Jay. I'm Bearsden/Milngavie bred - but he was brought up in Priesthill then Cessnock grin

Ds is not allowed to say J-eye wink

SomeOtherFuckers Fri 07-Jul-17 01:10:29

I was taught gaylick but in English so almost definitely incorrect

justanotherdowntroddenmass Fri 07-Jul-17 01:11:31


chemenger Fri 07-Jul-17 09:39:44

It's jay in the northeast, or it was when I wa brought up there at least. One of my DDs says jay the other says j-eye which amuses us greatly. I have to admit I find j-eye weird and a bit affectedly Scottish.

Salmotrutta Sun 09-Jul-17 00:12:24

cheminger is correct - its GAY-lick for Irish Gaelic and GAH-lick for Scottish Gaelic.

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