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druniel (81.114.174.254 - 81.114.174.254)
Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi,gentle people.If an irish motherlanguage from SouthWest speaks with irishman from NorthWest,did they understand each other enough?
druniel

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Jonas (213.243.174.53 - 213.243.174.53)
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 05:14 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Depends on your definition of "enough" ;-)

If they want to understand each other they can do so without much problem. Each of them can make a little effort to avoid the most extreme dialectal features. If two speakers from Tory Island want to talk with each other so that no-one from Dún Chaoin understands they could probably do so to some extent.

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Scáthach Ní Riann (81.111.82.134 - 81.111.82.134)
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 09:10 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I've never encountered any real problems on that score.I'm a dublin girl myself but in general be you speaking in english or as gaeilge you encounter minimal enough problems with the good people of the other provinces :)
It's all give, take, and speaking that bit slower I suppose!

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