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Seán de Burca (203.202.69.195)
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 01:00 am:   Edit Post Print Post

While reading a travel column about a trip to Jerusalem I REad that Irish is spoken in a main square by traders.Apparently irish merchants had come into contact with these traders relations a few centuries ago.

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Seosamh (1cust162.tnt9.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.23.128.162)
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2001 - 01:26 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Seems unlikely. Cár léigh tú é? Sometimes a word or phrase or two of a language sticks, the way we often say 'gesundheit' in the U.S. when someone sneezes. Maybe these Palestinian traders just know a couple of phrases that they know please Irish tourists and pilgrims.

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