Chan eil a' Ghàidhlig agad foirfe fhathast? Na gabh dragh! Ma tha an duine eile gad thuigsinn, glè mhath, mur eil, feuch a-rithist. Mar as tric nuair a bhios tu a' dèanamh mearachdan 's ann an uair sin a bhios tu ag ionnsachadh mòran co-dhiubh.
Chan eil a' Bheurla agam foirfe fhathast agus 's i a chiad canan agam! 'S ann mar sin a mòran duine. Cha chuala mi duine riamh nach do rinn mearachd sa chanan idir.
Na leig cnapan-starra anns an rathad agad gad cumail air ais.
Tha doille-fhaclan agam.( Chan eil am facal Gàidhlig sin buileach freagaireach). Dhomhsa tha e a' ciallachadh gu bheil e gu math doirbh dhomh an litreachadh ceart a cumail nam cuimhne 'sa Bheurla agus 'sa Ghàidhlig. Bidh mi daonan a' cleachdadh faclair. Tha mi cho taingeil airson faclaran air-loidhne.
Feumaidh mi aideachadh gu bheil eagal orm nuair a bhios mi a' sgrìobhadh gu poblach ach chan eil mi a' leigeil an eagal sin gam chumail bhon na tha mi ag iarraidh a dèanamh. Tha an comas sin agadsa cuideachd, cum ort agus na gabh dragh.
Your Gaelic isn't perfect yet? Don't worry. If the other person understands you, very good, if not try again. Often it is when you make mistakes that you learn a lot anyway.
My English isn't perfect and it is my first language. Lots of people are like that. I've never heard someone who didn't make language mistakes at all.
Don't let obstacles in your path keep you back.
I have dyslexia ( first who thought that was a good word for people who have spelling problems? Secondly the Gaelic word means 'word blindness' and isn't the most exact word for this very complicated thing). For me this means that it is very hard for me to remember the correct spellings of words. I always use a dictionary all the time. I am so thankful for on-line dictionaries.
I have to admit that I am scared when I write publicly but I don't let that keep me from doing the things that I want to do. You have that ability too, keep going and don't worry.
Caroline has been involved with Gaelic for more than 18 years. She has degrees in Celtic Studies and Gaelic Medium Teaching.