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sarah (194.230.163.69 - 194.230.163.69)
Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 04:26 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

i am a student of Switzerland and i am writing a longer essay about Irish and i am looking for information. does anyone know some good sites? i am also interested of what you think of the effort that is beeing made abour Irish.
By the way i think it funny the way you have to put in Fadas, on our keyboard there are buttons for this because of the french!

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Ceilí (67.51.240.178 - 67.51.240.178)
Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 11:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

--of topic comment: I've a Spanish keyboard (don't know why..) so I'm lucky enough to have áéíóúýÁÉÍÓÚÝ äëïöüÿÄËÏÖÜ âêîôûÂÊÎÔÛ àèìòùÀÈÌÒÙ and of course ñ!I also have some other funky little symbols lol. Comes in very handy when typing as Gaeilge :)

Concerning your initial quesiton.. Irish what? History? Culture? Language? There are tons of sites on all those.. have you tried the http://yahoo.ie search?

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sarah (194.230.173.99 - 194.230.173.99)
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

yeah, i have noticed there are loads of sites, so i dont know where to start!!
What i need is a site where i can find information sumarized!

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.103.193 - 159.134.103.193)
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Search for

"Stair na Gaeilge"

within that search, search for:

"séimhiú"

There you'll find some interesting information on Celtic lanugages and how sounds are changed. For example:

I like his dog. = Is maith liom a mhadra.

I like her dog. = Is maith liom a madra.

"madra" is pronounced "mojra"

"mhadra" is pronounced "vojra", the "m" sound becomes a "v" sound. Sound alteration is littered throughout the Irish language, in line with very specific grammar rules.

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