I used Quinn in class several times but always had complaints from students that, useful as it is in places, it gave a false impression of uniformity in the real texts. Plunging into the texts themselves, although presenting a frequently frustrating learning curve, gave the students a better notion of what to expect when doing serious work in the lg. Quinn then seemed fine for people looking for a quick introduction to the lg, while the traditional, often ponderously detailed, reference works worked better n the long run for dedicated students.
(BTW, I first encountered OIr in 1967, then taught it for 35t years thereafter, so I've run through quite a variety of materials.)
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From: Old-Irish-L [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ana B. Nieto
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 12:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [OLD-IRISH-L] Texts for beginners in Old-Irish
Hi Justin, I just started this summer and we used the Old-Irish Workbook by
E.G. Quin in the class.
Ana B. Nieto
2009/8/28 Justin Russell <[log in to unmask]>
> Could members of Old Irish-L recommend beginners texts for learning the
> language? I've just seen mention made of this text:
> *Sengoidelc: Old Irish for Beginners*Are there any others of use?