On Fri, 2 May 1997, David 'GG' Nolan wrote:
> >On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Renee Waldmann wrote:
> >> I would be very interested in the beginning Irish Gaelic
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> Emily wrote:
> >Is Irish Gaelic the same as Old Irish? I am just beginning to be
> >interested in the Celtic languages, and I am a bit confused. Can
> >anyone help me out?
> Irish Gaelic (or Irish) was the most widely spoken language in Ireland until
> about C17 when English took over after Cromwells time. Since English in the
> same time was known as 'old English' then old Irish was probably aroung the
> same period. All languages evolve, although Irish has not evolved that much.
> So... um.... it probably is...
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Thank you. I have been thinking that if I can manage Old Irish, modern
Irish will be a breeze. I'm more than a bit intimidated though. As a
Latin student, I don't expect Irish to have the same logical grammatical
structures and complete cases--so I expect I am in for a bit of a shock!