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Craic baby : dispatches from a rising language / Darach O'Séaghdha.

By: Ó Séaghdha, Darach.
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2018Description: xii, 146 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781788545259.Subject(s): Irish language | Irish language -- Humor | Fathers and daughters | Children -- LanguageDDC classification: 491.62 OSE
Contents:
Introduction -- Normal people -- New words -- Multilingual children -- Language, neologisms and power -- Hiberno-English -- Computer languages and Irish -- Old Irish, older Irish and Sengoídelc -- Fantasy Island -- Brehon law, Bunreacht Law -- Conclusion.
Summary: "What do we talk about when we talk about Irish? When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound? How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language? [Thsi book] ... explorss the very new and very old parts of the Irish language from a personal perspective."--Book jacket.
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Irish Collection 491.62 OSE (Browse shelf) Checked out 17/04/2019

Introduction -- Normal people -- New words -- Multilingual children -- Language, neologisms and power -- Hiberno-English -- Computer languages and Irish -- Old Irish, older Irish and Sengoídelc -- Fantasy Island -- Brehon law, Bunreacht Law -- Conclusion.

"What do we talk about when we talk about Irish? When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound? How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language? [Thsi book] ... explorss the very new and very old parts of the Irish language from a personal perspective."--Book jacket.

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