Post Number: 81
|Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 08:46 am: ||
It sure can be spoken fast! Maybe more so than other languages, mostly on account of sticking "h"'s before vowels, eg. le háthas, and all the séimhithe and urúithe I suppose lead to the ability to speak it faster too:
Níl ní ar bith níos áille ná an ghealach os cionn an tsáile.
But is Irish a high-speed language? Some people speak slow, others speak fast. I'd presume that one's accent contributes to their speed of speech. So maybe if you put them both together: The Irish Language spoken with an Irish accent, then you may be left with people who, relative to the rest of the world, speak fast! I for one can say that people in Connacht, like in Galway, have sentence leaping out of their mouthes.