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Colleen Barry
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Posted From: 65.184.243.70
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 02:38 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Dia Duit, Colleen ata orm. I was just wondering if there is an alphabet in Irish Galeic equivalent to the one in english

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Alastroina
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Posted From: 4.164.183.116
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

abcdefghilmnoprstu

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/irish.htm


Lá fhéile Pádraig shona duit

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Seán a' Chaipín
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Posted From: 80.229.34.183
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

yes, there is. It's based on the Roman alphabet and in fact, Irish was being written down long before most other European languages.

The alphabet was revised some decades ago and now it looks like thae alphabet we're using now. For example, this page here:

http://www.beo.ie

For an example of the older type, look here:

http://folkplanet.com/seanchlo/donncha/cailin-utf8.html

You can convert most webpages to show this font at this page here:

http://folkplanet.com/cgi-bin/mksc.r

Just type in the web address in the box(www.yahoo.com works very well).

BTW, each letter of the Irish alphabet was named after a particular tree, more info on this here:

http://www.nualeargais.ie/gnag/ortho.htm

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Dáithí
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Username: Dáithí

Post Number: 46
Registered: 01-2005


Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 07:31 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A Sheáin a' Chaipín, a chara,

Thanks for the link to http://www.nualeargais.ie/gnag/ortho.htm

It's been a big help in understanding the differences in verb endings between the different dialects.

Le meas,

Dáithí

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Seán a' Chaipín
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Posted From: 217.45.211.12
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 08:21 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Míle buíochas le Lars Braesicke.



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