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druniel (81.114.174.254 - 81.114.174.254)
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 10:06 am:   Edit Post Print Post

The way to write Manx,as probably most of you know, waas lost moer than one hundred years ago,so people frome the isle ,english mother speakers,created a way to write in a kind of english that should produce ,the more is possible,the Gaelic sound. Could it be helpful to use for the Irish the same way, just to help in the exercises?
Slán agus Beannacht
druniel

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Maidhc Ó G. (67.235.185.243 - 67.235.185.243)
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Actually, "Learning Irish" by Mícheál Ó Siadhail has a fold-out table in the back of the book that does exactly that.
-Maidhc.

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Jonas (213.243.190.196 - 213.243.190.196)
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

1. The way to write Manx in the style as Irish and Scottish Gaelic was lost much further back than just 100 years. 500 years would be more like it.

2. NO!!!! It would definitely not be helpful for anyone to write Irish in the same way. May I presume that you don't speak Manx? Both Irish and Scottish Gaelic are very easy to read once you know how the system works. Manx is absolutely impossible, its writing system is by far the most unlogic the world knows. Writing Irish as Manx would be about as sensible as making Maltese the only official language of the USA...

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Oliver Grennan (217.155.45.123 - 217.155.45.123)
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 05:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

There are many sounds in Gaelic which cannot be written in English. So it's no good unfortunately.

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