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(BBC-US)   The first English-Irish dictionary since 1959 has been released, with entries for modern terms like social distancing (scaradh sóisialta) & home office (oifig bhaile). The previous '59 edition "didn't even contain the word 'computer.'"   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-10-30 1:37:27 PM  
Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.
 
2020-10-30 1:52:50 PM  
Probly NSFW
Patton Oswalt on Dublin, James Joyce and the joys of alcohol
Youtube xQzu14TKi3k
 
2020-10-30 2:00:38 PM  
How do you translate "Brexit"?
 
2020-10-30 2:09:40 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.


My son goes to a gaelcholaiste and irish is spoken in my house every day.
 
2020-10-30 2:15:15 PM  

FrancoFile: How do you translate "Brexit"?


Feckin' gobshiates
 
2020-10-30 2:18:41 PM  

Barton Fink: IHadMeAVision: Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.

My son goes to a gaelcholaiste and irish is spoken in my house every day.


So, is he a "smart Erse"?


/ sorry
 
2020-10-30 2:24:40 PM  

FrancoFile: How do you translate "Brexit"?


Seó cac.
 
2020-10-30 2:50:46 PM  

FrancoFile: How do you translate "Brexit"?


Breat imeacht.
 
2020-10-30 4:11:06 PM  
A superficial search at Amazon reveals several English-Irish dictionaries published within the last few years.
 
2020-10-30 4:15:39 PM  
Irish Rebel Song- Come Out ye Black and Tans
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2020-10-30 4:30:06 PM  
As someone getting into studying Irish, I'm getting a kick......

There was also a fascinating bit of research done that updated the dictionary of medieval Irish just last year. One of the more surprising finds was that "Leprechaun" is not actually an Irish word.

Also, it is obligatory to post Kneecap whenever the Irish language is mentioned (NSFW - because English swear words are used): 

KNEECAP - Gael-Gigolos (Official Music Video)
Youtube hExbf4or54o
 
2020-10-30 5:21:14 PM  

Barton Fink: IHadMeAVision: Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.

My son goes to a gaelcholaiste and irish is spoken in my house every day.


Four to go.
 
2020-10-30 5:31:49 PM  
We're all still British up here in the North, haw haw haw

-The Orangeman
 
2020-10-30 5:59:42 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Barton Fink: IHadMeAVision: Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.

My son goes to a gaelcholaiste and irish is spoken in my house every day.

Four to go.


My next door neighbours in Chicago speak it, and they're far from the only ones.

/ I sometimes speak it to my cats after several beers.
 
2020-10-30 7:12:00 PM  
Does it have a Gaelic pronunciation guide? I'd like to know how/why "bansidhe" is pronounced "banshee," for example.
 
2020-10-30 7:41:24 PM  

PunkTiger: Does it have a Gaelic pronunciation guide? I'd like to know how/why "bansidhe" is pronounced "banshee," for example.


Because "sidhe" is pronounced "shee" duh.
 
2020-10-30 8:28:02 PM  
[the editor] said it will "modern Irish as it is spoken".

accidentally the whole thing?
 
2020-10-30 9:27:04 PM  

CrustyHoor: IHadMeAVision: Barton Fink: IHadMeAVision: Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.

My son goes to a gaelcholaiste and irish is spoken in my house every day.

Four to go.

My next door neighbours in Chicago speak it, and they're far from the only ones.

/ I sometimes speak it to my cats after several beers.


My wife's aunt didn't speak English until she was 8.   My youngest is learning it right now.
 
2020-10-30 9:28:15 PM  

PunkTiger: Does it have a Gaelic pronunciation guide? I'd like to know how/why "bansidhe" is pronounced "banshee," for example.


If that bothers you, "b"'s and "h"'s are really going to bend your mind.
 
2020-10-30 9:35:10 PM  

Rent Party: PunkTiger: Does it have a Gaelic pronunciation guide? I'd like to know how/why "bansidhe" is pronounced "banshee," for example.

If that bothers you, "b"'s and "h"'s are really going to bend your mind.


It doesn't bother me as much as intrigue me. Whenever I encounter a Gaelic word that I'm not familiar with, I just wonder how it's pronounced. I know it'll be pretty much nothing like it looks, but I'd like to know "rules of thumb" to give it my best guess.
 
2020-10-30 10:04:50 PM  
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2020-10-30 11:47:02 PM  
I can't remember the shiat I need to know but still remember word-for-word the Gaelic song I memorized 20 years ago.  😑 I'm not even fluent.
 
2020-10-30 11:53:03 PM  

Rent Party: CrustyHoor: IHadMeAVision: Barton Fink: IHadMeAVision: Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.

My son goes to a gaelcholaiste and irish is spoken in my house every day.

Four to go.

My next door neighbours in Chicago speak it, and they're far from the only ones.

/ I sometimes speak it to my cats after several beers.

My wife's aunt didn't speak English until she was 8.   My youngest is learning it right now.


IHadMeAVision's complaint seems better directed against other Celtic languages. Irish and Welsh are pretty healthy in terms of speakers and students compared to Scots Gaelic, Manx and Cornish.

I've got most experience with Scots Gaelic since I'm from there. And generally, you'll find railway stations with Gaelic transliterations of the station name, in the Highlands you've got bilingual names on road signs*, we've got BBC Alba which is chiefly Gaelic. Since the police forces of Scotland merged a bit back, the cars have both Police and Poileas on them. One of the main Aberdeen uni campuses proclaims itself as Oilthigh Obar Dheathain.

Sure, it's essentially pointless to learn minority languages when we've cycled through various lingua francas throughout the years. But if it's a connection to your heritage, and knowing another language is enriching... I regret not sticking out the couple of Gaelic classes I took back in the day when I was single-digit years old.

*My favourite heiland town name that's different in Gaelic might be Dingwall, whose "English" name comes from Scandinavian, anyway:
Its name, derived from the Scandinavian Þingvöllr (field or meeting-place of the thing, or local assembly; compare Tynwald, Tingwall, Thingwall in the British Isles alone,[3] plus many others across northern Europe), preserves the Viking connections of the town; Gaels call it Inbhir Pheofharain (pronounced [iɲiɾʲˈfjɔhəɾaiɲ]), meaning "the mouth of the Peffery" or Baile Chàil meaning "cabbage town".
 
2020-10-30 11:55:00 PM  

PunkTiger: Rent Party: PunkTiger: Does it have a Gaelic pronunciation guide? I'd like to know how/why "bansidhe" is pronounced "banshee," for example.

If that bothers you, "b"'s and "h"'s are really going to bend your mind.

It doesn't bother me as much as intrigue me. Whenever I encounter a Gaelic word that I'm not familiar with, I just wonder how it's pronounced. I know it'll be pretty much nothing like it looks, but I'd like to know "rules of thumb" to give it my best guess.


I found this, but I feel there are probably articles that are more concise that may help you more in your quest.
 
2020-10-30 11:57:53 PM  

FrancoFile: How do you translate "Brexit"?


Tubaiste.
 
2020-10-31 12:34:22 PM  
Does it haveva billion words for being drunk? Wait,... that's the English to Fark Dictionary.
 
2020-10-31 1:23:45 PM  
Fun fact:  All English speakers know a little Irish:

https://ga.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focail_​G​haeilge_sa_Bh%C3%A9arla

In other news, there's an Irish-language Wikipedia.
 
2020-10-31 1:24:38 PM  
PunkTiger:  IHadMeAVision's complaint seems better directed against other Celtic languages. Irish and Welsh are pretty healthy in terms of speakers and students compared to Scots Gaelic, Manx and Cornish.

Sure.  I don't know the history of the Welsh at all outside of the Tudor dynasty, and all the Scottish history I know I learned from Mel Gibson.   With regards to the Irish, though, I'm pretty well versed.  They have good reason for hanging on to their language;  The English spent years trying to eradicate it.   The penal laws basically made it a crime to be native Irish.  It was a crime to speak or read it.
 
2020-10-31 2:43:18 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Good for the 5 people who still speak Irish. Klingon and Esperanto are more alive today.


No, you're wrong. I live in London and prior to the lockdown was learning Irish alongside 14 others of varying nationalities. Once this COVID nightmare is over, we won't want for opportunities to practice the language. Back in Ireland, there are many active mini Gaeltachts, especially in northern cities.
 
2020-11-01 1:42:01 AM  
I call bullshiat on this being the first Irish English dictionary published or updated since 1959.
 
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