From Frank Gibbons:
>Just so that people don't think that me and Seamus are trying to play games
>here, as far as pronunciation of Gaelic goes, the fact is that there is not
>one single standard way to pronounce words, but three! There are three
>quite distinct (and geographically isolated) dialects, broadly speaking,
>To give an idea how different they are - imagine if the only kinds of Englush
>spoken in the world were Texan, Australian and Jamaican. None has more legitim-
>acy than the other two, except perhaps by virtue of number os speakers.
Thanks to you, Frank, and to Seamus for giving me a clue about pronunciation.
I originally had no clue.
Are the differences in the "geographically isolated dialects"
mirrored by differences in styles of traditional Irish music?
To what extent does the music mimic speech patterns?
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