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Nina (67.66.236.251 - 67.66.236.251)
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 05:41 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Unexpected Finding of Irish
Or in otherwords, seeing Irish with the same expectancy as you would if you woke up with blue skin. Of course it's sort of subjective in that what I consider unexpected others might not. Nevertheless it might be neat to get an idea of what interest Irish has been outside of the "Gaeltacht" so to speak.
First Sighting...
Casually perusing through my library when I came across the graphic novel Vögelein and in it is a fairy from Ireland long ago who talked about the ways of the "fir." At the time I believe I thought it might have just been some made up word that "fairies" speak. I had no idea it was actually Irish! But that was just one sighting. What do you all think is Irish becoming more "cool" and interest growing overall?

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Mike (205.188.209.248 - 205.188.209.248)
Posted on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I was surprised to see it in a movie, Gangs of New York, it caught me off guard...I didn't know people even knew it existed on a major scale (or at least most the people I've met who think "Irish was English no?"...Anywho...

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.103.178 - 159.134.103.178)
Posted on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 02:18 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I saw that film too. At one stage a fella says "Nach bhfuil an Ghaeilge agat?", and at another part "An té nach bhfuil láidir ní mór dó bheith glic".

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Mike (205.188.209.248 - 205.188.209.248)
Posted on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 08:13 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I didn't understand the second part...too many words for me, but I got the first one heh...What is Té?

Ní mór dó bheith - you'd better be?

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IHS (82.69.43.128 - 82.69.43.128)
Posted on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

An té nach bhfuil láidir ní foláir dó bheith glic.

He who is not strong must be cunning/clever.

An té = "he who is".



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