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A Goidelic language of the Celtic branch of Indo-European languages originating in Ireland.

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Is there a standard system for transcribing modern Irish in Ogham?

Ogham is historically used to write Old Irish and Primitive Irish, but I have not been able to find any evidence of its use persisting in modern Irish. It does not have a nice correspondence with the ...
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What was the dían type of old Irish verses?

Composing this type of poetic meter was mentioned as a skill obtained through the first year of education of filídh (old Irish poets) at foclóc rank. Are there any reliable online resourses ...
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Will a teacher fluent in Irish be useful in learning pronunciation of Scottish Gaelic ( Gàidhlig ) Folk Songs?

My kids are hoping to learn some Gaelic folk songs. We have some folk songs we would like to learn such as Fear a Bhàta: 'S tric mi sealltainn o'n chnòc a's àirde Dh'fheuch am faic mi fear a bhàta An ...
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Is the Irish English accent derived from the phonetics of the Irish language?

Did Hiberno-English originate as native Irish speakers speaking English from Scotland and England with their native accent, or is it derived from Scots phonetics after the Scots were settled in Ulster?...
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Formant frequencies of regional Irish English vowels by female speakers

Do you know any research that show the formants of English Irish vowels by female speakers?
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Phonemic inventory of Supraregional Irish English vs. RP - vowel in FACE

Here's a question about English accent comparison. It's about the differences in phonemic inventory of Irish Supraregional compared to RP. Is the Irish English vowel in the lexical set FACE /e:/ a ...