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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through December 27, 2004 » Is Gaelic widely used in Ireland? « Previous Next »

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ShannoBabadano (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 05:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Which is spoken more there, English or Gaelic?

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Aonghus
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Irish is less widely spoken.

But there are areas on the West coast where it is the daily language of the community.

About 1/3 of the population claim to be able to speak it, but some only speak it rarely.

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James
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Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A small, or not so small point, depending on your perspective:

The language is most accurately called "Irish." Gaelic is a class of languages, of which, Irish happens to be one.

Typically, Gaelic is taken to mean the language spoken in Scotland.

Le meas,

James

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ShannoBabadano (Unregistered Guest)
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I see, thank you!



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