>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...
>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!
Your not far wrong. Although with you ability for languages you'll soon
grasp it...... Maybe....
Good luck. Once you can speak it, come over and teach me.
|David Nolan |
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