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Michelle (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 08:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Is irish a high-speed language? Is that the reason the Irish speak Englis so fast and a lot?

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 81
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 08:46 am:   Edit Post Print Post

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.



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