The Gallaecian Language Revival Movement is sponsored by the Gallaecian Celtic League in Galicia, Spain. The Atebivota Dictionary Project is based on the reconstruction of the Gallaecian language once spoken by the ancient Gallaeci in Galicia, Spain circa 600BC to 200 A.D.
Members of the Gallaecian Language Revival Movement believe in the theory that the Milesian Gaels (Gallaeci) left the shores of ancient Gallaecia to establish themselves in Hibernia circa 500 B.C. Their Gallaecian language eventually evolved into written Ogham circa 400 A.D. Primitive Irish developed into Old Irish circa 600 A.D. Gallaecian and Celtiberian are extinct Q-Celtic languages.
Our project is to reverse the Gallaecian stages of evolution from Proto-Celtic to Primitive Irish Gaelic upon the utilization of the exclusive primitive Q-Celtic word entries acquired from the Old Celtic Dictionary to achieve the reconstruction of our Gallaecian vocabulary. The grammar application will certainly be our most strenuous assignment. The Atebivota Dictionary will be a bilingual Galician/Gallaecian dictionary. The project is currently under reconstruction.
We are not accepted, nor recognized by many Celtic organizations and societies as a Celtic Nation, due to the lost of our Q-Celtic language. The comprehension of our Gallaecian tongue, even though reconstructed, will complete our identity and acceptance as modern Galician Celts.
Our Manx brothers had an arduous task in reviving their Manx Gaelic language since the death of Ned Maddrell in 1974, their last native speaker. Unfortunately, the corrupt development of the Manx language by John Phillips of Man was based on English and Welsh orthography. John Phillips of Man translated the Book of Common Prayer into Manx. Perhaps in the near future a revival group can finally introduce the proper Classical Gaelic orthography in the reformation of the original Manx language.
The Lusitanian language (Lusitanian: Leukantu) is considered by some authorities as an archaic P-Celtic language. The Acel-Trebopala group has done a magnificent task in the reconstruction of their Lusitanian language.
Special thanks go to Clann Éirí Gréine for promoting and publishing my Old Celtic Dictionary.
Vincent F. Pintado
Founder of the Gallaecian Language Revival Movement
Member of the United Celtic Nations
Sponsor of the Gallaecian Celtic League
Author of the Old Celtic Dictionary