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This Irish language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources.

 

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Articles on the Irish language __ Numerous click-to-read articles and resources. - From irishgaelictranslator.com - http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/articles/

 

Ceantar: Verb Suffixes in Irish __ Rules to follow when using verb suffixes in the Irish Gaelic language. - From ceantar.org - http://www.ceantar.org/Lessons/igverbs.html


Gaelic Dictionaries Online __ Collection of Scottish and Irish Gaelic dictionaries that may be of use to students who are studying the Irish language. - From centar.org - http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/index.html 

 


 
A History of the Irish Language __ "Irish and her sister languages, Welsh and Breton, are among the oldest living languages in Europe. Written records go back to the early Christian period when Latin was often the usual written medium. Irish scribes would sometimes 'gloss' or annotate in the margins of their manuscripts, and it is from these glosses that much of our knowledge of 'Old Irish' has come." A brief history of the Irish Language. - from irelandseye.com - http://www.irelandseye.com/aarticles/culture/talk/irishguide/histir.shtm 

 

Interactive Irish Lessons __ You have the choice of taking online Irish lessons or viewing Irish words. There are eight lessons available. - From Trinity College Dublin - http://www.maths.tcd.ie/gaeilge/gaelic.html

 

Irish Language __ "Here you'll find some useful resources to help you to understand the Irish Language better. Irish is an ancient language, with a limited number of speakers nowadays,..." - From irishlanguage.net - http://www.irishlanguage.net/  

 

 


Irish language __ "According to statistics released by the Government of Ireland in 2004, there are approximately 1.6 million speakers of Irish in the Republic. Of these, 350,000 use Irish every day, 155,000 weekly, 585,000 less often, 460,000 never, and 30,000 didn't state how often." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_language 


Irish language, alphabet and pronunciation __ "Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland (Éire). There are also Irish speakers in the UK (Ríocht Aontaithe), the USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá), Canada (Ceanada) and Australia (an Astráil). According to the 1996 census, 1.43 million people in Ireland claim to have some knowledge of Irish, 353,000 of whom speak it regularly. The main concentrations of Irish speakers are in the Gaeltachtaí, which are scattered mainly along the west coast of Ireland and have a total population of 82,715, 76.3% of whom speak Irish." A good overview - From omniglot.com - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/irish.htm 
 
Irish Language Information and Resources __ A tax exempt, non-profit corporation based in Elberon, NJ, US, dedicated to the promotion and teaching of the Irish language. You will find phrases, proverbs, classes, news and more. - illustrated - from daltai.com - http://www.daltai.com/home.htm

 

Irish language learning games __ You will find fun online games for learning the Irish Language for learners at different stages and levels. - From digitaldialects.com - http://www.digitaldialects.com/Irish.htm

 

 

Irish Sayings - Gaelic Sayings in the Irish Language __ "Unique site where you can listen to Irish sayings spoken by native speakers of the Irish language." - From irish-sayings.com - http://www.irish-sayings.com/

 

Irish Tongue Twisters __ Learn the eleven Irish tongue twisters found here. An English translation is provided for each one. - From Michael Reck - http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/ga.htm

 

Is the Irish language in danger of extinction? __ You will find an answer to that question which is the opinion of one freelance 'answerer' at Yahoo. An interesting read. - From yahoo.com - http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060729194630AABXPzF

 

Island Ireland: Irish Language __ "The following hand-picked links will take you to resources on learning the language, Irish language radio and television, online reading in Irish and more." - From islandireland.com - http://islandireland.com/Pages/irish.html

 

Medieval Irish Language and Literature __ Many click-to-read articles and resources. - From digitalmedievalist.com - http://www.digitalmedievalist.com/urls/medirish.html  


 

 

 

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