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December 23rd, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic Qheur.


    Happy reading!


December 16th, 2019 :    Our Dictionary never stops growing...


    The update of our Dictionary is a never-ending story: every week, we add new words, pictures, sound files in the four languages pairs, and of course, we answer as quickly as possible to the translation requests filed in le Petit Carrouje.

    We also enrich our dictionary system:
        - we added new links between the dictionary and the library and the geographical dictionary of Brittany;
        - a new feature allow to quickly browse the proper nouns recorded in the trilingual dictionary and to access their contents.

    Now, words are the blood of a language, they have to flow to keep Gallo alive, so come and use our Dictionary, and make these words yours!



December 09th, 2019 :    The 27th episode of Pepper & Carrot is online.

    The adventures of the young witch Pepper and her cat Carrot continue.

    Discover the new episode "L'inventeriy a Coriandr" in our little Library.

    Happy reading!


December 02nd, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic But.


    Happy reading!


November 25th, 2019 :    Paul SEBILLOT, painter, writer and world-renowned ethnologist


    Born in Matignon, a widely known city in the political world, Paul SEBILLOT had a life and a career of great diversity: talented painter, prolific writer and above all great ethnologist worldwide recognized in his day.

     Thanks to its collection work, the oral tales of Upper Brittany of the 19th century could be retranscribed and saved.

     Come and discover the life of Paul SEBILLOT and the legacy he left us!

    Happy reading!



November 18th, 2019 :    The Carrouje: not just for us, not just for Gallo!


     You follow our news and publications (thanks a bunch!)... but do you know about our last projects, our partnerships, our crushes?

    Do you have your own crush on a specific linguistic project, your own maybe, that you want to shout to the world?
    Are you involved in the defence or revitalization of the language of your region?

    Come and let us know, that's exactly what the Carrouje is for! you can write to us in Gallo, French, English... or any language you want, we love them all! (don't forget to provide a quick translation in English or French so that we can spread the news further).


November 11th, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic Nid.


    Happy reading!


November 04th, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic Chien.


    Happy reading!


October 28th, 2019 :    The Academy of Gallo is a partner of the new publisher OLEPEI.

    OLEPEI is a new publishing house which aims to give to Gallo a real literature using the standardised writing of the Academy of Gallo.

    To support this editorial choice, the Academy of Gallo has put its linguistic tools at the service of OLEPEI without forgetting its customers: they will be able to consult the trilingual dictionary to translate any word from OLEPEI's books, and even request a free translation if it is missing.
    To our knowledge, this approach to the promotion and development of a minority language is unique in France.

    Best wishes to "Aotant en ramene Montbran", OLEPEI's first book (read more in Le Carrouje / j'en som en éveilh) and long life to Gallo!


October 21st, 2019 :    The 26th episode of Pepper & Carrot is online.

    The adventures of the young witch Pepper and her cat Carrot continue.

    Discover the new episode "Lez livrs, n'en v'la ûne belle hate !" in our little Library.

    Happy reading!


October 14th, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic Coùper.


    Happy reading!


October 07th, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic coup.


    Happy reading!


September 30th, 2019 :    The 25th episode of Pepper & Carrot is online.

    The adventures of the young witch Pepper and her cat Carrot continue.

    Discover the new episode "Pas de traverse" in our little Library.

    Happy reading!


September 23rd, 2019:     New card in our "Linguistic Files"


     In our "Linguistic Files", You will find a new index card of normalization which deals with the diphtong from the Latin L.


    Happy reading!


September 16th, 2019 :    The Carrouje: The writing corner is open!


    For word lovers there can be no reading corner without a writing corner... That is why today, we are very happy to present your new space in the Carrouje!

    Bring your love for Gallo words and picturesque expressions, and make use of all the tools already at hand: the Dictionaries, the Konjugator, the School of Gallo and many more... What's missing, apart from your imagination? No need to be a professional author of course, just come with the will to keep Gallo alive. Easy!

    Talking about which: while Gallo is our own DNA, the Carrouje could benefit other languages. All our tools are generic and easily portable, they could all support other languages... Think about it :)

    Discover your new space here.


September 09th, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic garc.


    Happy reading!


September 02nd, 2019:     New card in our "Linguistic Files"


     In our "Linguistic Files", You will find a new index card of normalization which deals with the diphtong from the Latin L.


    Happy reading!


August 26th, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic naez.


    Happy reading!


August 19th, 2019:     New card in our "Linguistic Files"


     In our "Linguistic Files", You will find a new index card of normalization which deals with the ÈO diphtong from the Latin L.


    Happy reading!


August 12th, 2019 :    the Pepineray


    Today in the Pepineray, come and discover words and phrases around the topic boêz.


    Happy reading!


August 5th, 2019 :    The 24th episode of Pepper & Carrot is online.

    The adventures of the young witch Pepper and her cat Carrot continue.

    Discover the new episode "L'arbr a s'entr assenter" in our little Library.

    Happy reading!


July 29th, 2019 :    The Carrouje: not just for us, not just for Gallo!


     You follow our news and publications (thanks a bunch!)... but do you know about our projects, our partnerships, our crushes?

    Do you have your own crush on a specific linguistic project, your own maybe, that you want to shout to the world?
    Are you involved in the defence or revitalization of the language of your region?

    Come and let us know, that's exactly what the Carrouje is for! you can write to us in Gallo, French, English... or any language you want, we love them all! (don't forget to provide a quick translation in English or French so that we can spread the news further).


July 22nd, 2019:     Two new cards in our "Linguistic Files"


     In our "Linguistic Files", You will find two new index card of normalization which deal with the diphtongs from the Latin L.

    Happy reading!


July 08th, 2019 :    History of Brittany


     The end of the Royal era and its final troubles marks the dawn of the ducal era, heralded by Alain II Barbe-Torte.

    Come and sail in the Breton history thanks to our interactive list of kings, dukes and duchesses of Brittany.

    Happy reading!



June 24th, 2019 :    A new area: the Pepineray

    Languages have lived, changed and also had fun, one word at a time and at all times.

    Today, we invite you on a stroll along the Gallo etymological landscape in our new area, "la Pepineray".

    You will find there topical texts on history, evolution and enhancement of Gallo vocabulary.
    After all, what's better than context to learn (and remember!) new words and phrases!

    Happy stroll!


June 10th, 2019 :    Have you heard of the Limerick?

    The "English haïku", so to speak, is a concise poetic form of 5 verses and 2 rhymes.

    Born in nonsense and comic, it pleasantly and frequently tackles innuendo and ribaldy...

    Explore this popular form in our text along with, of course, examples in Gallo!

    Happy reading!


May 27th, 2019 :    The 23rd episode of Pepper & Carrot is online.

    The adventures of the young witch Pepper and her cat Carrot continue.

    Discover the new episode "Savair s'enchancer" in our little Library.

    Happy reading!


May 13th, 2019 :    Amélie Fristel's life in a graphic novel, restored and
translated into Gallo!



     Following discussions on our text on Amélie Fristel, the Sisters Nicole RIBERDY (Supérieure générale) and Paule BOULAIS, of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary (the "Sisters of Paramé") entrusted us with a copy of the now-rare graphic novel and allowed us to translate it into Gallo.

     Amelie Fristel was a pious woman deepl respectful of the poor, but above all a modern economist and an outstanding entrepreneur whose works still live on.

     We hope that the illustrated story of her life will convince you of her modernity and innovating efficacy. Generosity, respect and willpower are timeless qualities...

         Happy reading!


April 29th, 2019 :    Our Dictionary never stops growing...

    The update of our Dictionary is a never-ending story: added words come from our own texts, from translations done for our partners and from the neologisms that were either coined to express an aspect of modern life or that were requested.

    Now, words are the blood of a language, they have to flow to keep Gallo alive, so come and use our Dictionary, and make these words yours!



April 15th, 2019 :    The 22nd episode of Pepper & Carrot is online.

    The adventures of the young witch Pepper and her cat Carrot continue.

    Discover the new episode "Se graeyer a voter" in our little Library.

    Happy reading!


April 1st, 2019 :    The Municipalities of Brittany Take Centre Stage


    Because it's always easier to know where we're going when we know where we're coming from, we decided to pay homage to our heritage and its geography.

    Our dictionary of the towns and villages of Brittany links past and present; Gallo, Breton and French; old customs and contemporary culture.

    In particular, we feel that the mayors are key figures of the most important History (ours!) and we wanted to salute their potential and actions for reinforcing our ever-endangered social fabric (*).

    Is anything happening at home worthy of YOUR attention? Let us know so that we add it to the entry of your municipality!


(*) endangered... by what? Well, maybe, by the loss of our linguistic roots among other things..?


March 17th, 2019 :    We Got Our Tools Chatting To Each Other!


    Technical update? So much more than that!
    You start to know us now: we do everything we can to make your life easier when it's about Gallo.

    Today, three novelties await you:
        - our dictionary and our konjugator are connected : translate and conjugate verbs in two clics!
        - the word you're looking for isn't in the dictionary yet? Send a transaltion request automatically to the Carrouje forum in one clic;
        - are you feeling wordy? Have a look at the requests on the Carrouje and suggest your translations so that we can continue to populate the dictionary !

    Thanks to these, our tools become dynamic and unified, and this will allow us to to put them at the core of future writing help functions.


March 04th, 2019 :    Higher and Further : The Carrouje Into a New Orbit!


    After operating mostly on topics around Gallo translation, the new Carrouje has been completely rebuilt. It now offers new services, not only to serve the Gallo community, but also to sustain our actions towards partnerships and contributions with other minorized languages.

    In a nutshell, the new Carrouje: it's more information, more interactivity and a greater openness to other languages.

    As the Carrouje will be updated independently from the news on our publications, we invite you to consult it regularly!


February 18th, 2019 :    Explore the Treasures of Gallo Names


    Just as language is one anchor of our collective identity, our first names are a strong symbol of our personal identity, the one we build for ourselves throughout our lives.
    Regional languages and cultures have always influenced the music and the spelling of our names, and hence these are part of our cultural heritage.
    A regional first name is the transmission of this heritage put into action!

    For this reason, we decided to record as many Gallo names as possible. Whether you are just browsing, or maybe a future parent... or an adult set on claiming his or her identity loud and clear through a customary name, it's very clear: the variety of Gallo names will match that of their potential uses!


February 04th, 2019 :    A brand new tool for Gallo : the Konjugator!


    A made-up word for a truly unique tool, the Konjugator is a fully automatic conjugation system for Gallo!

    As you know, the Academy tirelessly pursue their linguistic efforts to give our language all the fundamentals and necessary tools so that Gallo survives and thrives.

    Our latest tool, entirely developed ourselves, is the very first automated conjugation software for Gallo.
    Thanks to a Gallo-specific algorithm, you can conjugate more than 5620 verbs (including more than 430 very, very irregular!) in the 8 most common tenses.

    With our dictionnaries and themed texts you were already able to talk about everything in Gallo... Now, you can increase the level of complexity easily ! Remember our motto: all languages are modern languages. Enjoy!


January 21st, 2019 :    Here comes the Academy's Roadmap for 2019!


    The New Year is always the opportunity to take stock and update one's roadmap and ambitions.

    After a very full and enriching 2018, we are ready for 2019! We planned many projects and innovations, and we are giving you a sneak peek of what awaits... it's here !

    We'll start in a few days with the launch of a brand new, one-of-a-kind tool especially designed for Gallo!


January 07th, 2019 :    Bone aney a tertous sour la merqe de la partaijeriy e a s'entr eïder !
(Happy New Year everyone! Let's put 2019 under the banner of solidarity and mutual help!)


     Then and now, solidarity and mutual assistance have been both virtues and engines of progress in our societies.

    To start this year, we bring you the story of a discreet but terribly efficient Breton: Amélie Fristel.

    With a wealthy, bourgeois background, she nevertheless used her intelligence and her education to fight misery effectively. Even though she is still little known outside Brittany, she was rewarded by the French Academy in 1855 and recognized "venerable" by Pope Paul VI in 1976.

    Discover the life of Amélie Fristel, a modern economist and an exceptional pioneer entrepreneur whose work still continues!

    Happy reading and happy new year!