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Is there a difference between Irish Gaelic Manx and Scottish Gaelic?

In the way they are spoken, vocabulary and grammar? Can they all understand each other when speaking in their native languages or are they very different when spoken?

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According to a friend of mine, usually speakers of Irish and Scots Gaelic can understand each other with some practice. Generally people who speak the Ulster dialect of Irish Gaelic have an easier time understanding Scots Gaelic. The other dialects tend to be more different. Manx is closer to Scots Gaelic (and has a lot of Scandinavian loanwords absent from Irish Gaelic) but the spelling and orthography is based on English and written Manx would thus be difficult for speakers of the other 2 varieties to comprehend.

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