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HN (168.8.230.251)
Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Curious, the irish language is gaelic right?, im doing a project and i dont think my teacher will be to happy if i just put irish, thanks

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chris (telisp1c01.ml.com - 199.43.32.21)
Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Why not use "Gaeilge"?

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Aonghus (voyager.uk.telelogic.com - 193.133.27.93)
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 08:13 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Or "Irish Language"
Most Irish speakers dislike calling the language Gaelic in English

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Dennis King (12-228-16-237.client.attbi.com - 12.228.16.237)
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

An e seo Aonghus O hAlmhain? Failte ar ais, mas tusa ata ann!

Dala an sceil, feiceann sibh nach bhfuil aon sinti fada sa teachtaireacht seo. Chuir me "fada" ar gach guta fada mar is gnach, agus bhi siad ceart go leor ar mo scailean, ach rinneadh praiseach diobh sa bhosca "preview". Nior tharla aon rud mar seo riamh roimhe seo. Tuairim ag einne cad ata cearr anois?

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Aonghus (p93.as1.prp.dublin.eircom.net - 159.134.168.93)
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 07:53 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Is mé. Níl mé imithe, bíodh fhios agaibh! ;-)

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James (63.102.168.144)
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Why not put "Irish" and educate your teacher as to why that is correct??! Tell her/him that "Gaelic" is a classification of languages, one of which happens to be Irish. The Irish word for the Irish language is "Gaeilge" which, when spoken by a native speaker, loosely sounds like the english pronunciation of the word Gaelic---hence the confusion.

I correct people quite frequently when I tell them I'm studying "Irish" and they say-"Oh, you mean gaelic?!?!"

No--I mean "Irish" that's why I said "Irish" and NOT "gaelic"!!! I'm not studying Scots Gaelic, and Manx Gaelic or any other Gaelic--I'm studying IRISH!!!

You would be amazed at how many people don't even know the language exists. I had an editor of a newspaper tell me, just the other day, that she thought Irish was English but with a different accent!!!

See what we're up against? You put Irish on your project and stand your ground. Stand it proudly!!

Le meas,

James

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Paul (server1.embryoninc.com - 66.152.218.225)
Posted on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Aontaím leat, James!
What I usually say is:
“The Irish call it Irish.”
Le meas,
Paul

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Ó Dúill (p398.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.142)
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 04:43 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

“The Irish call it Irish.”
If the call it anything at all *maolgháire*
Colm

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