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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There aren't many people who speak it natively, that's what I mean. It's learned by a lot of people, and long may it continue, but it isn't the language of commerce or business.

    Yeah, I should say that gaelic isn't one fixed language- the Gaelic spoken by the Irish is different to the Highland Scots, which is different again to that spoken by the Cornish and the Bretons.

    I love the fact that bi-lingualism is rising in these provinces, its really good to see. I think its great that all the signs in Brittany are bi-lingual.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i love niamph and eoin. im a pure english girl so will probably pick pretty english names such as katey, george and oliver for my children, but il whack in the irish middle names probably.
    husband wont get a look in haha
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    There aren't many people who speak it natively, that's what I mean. It's learned by a lot of people, and long may it continue, but it isn't the language of commerce or business.

    There are certain areas though known as Gaeltacht areas where there are native speakers. I go to work there in the summer in an Irish college for young one's. Really weird to walk into the kitchen and hear the families having a full conversation in Irish.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Two of my best friends are brothers called Finbarr and Oisin (Osh-ing), which are nice names, but unfortunately for them, all they get called is Barney and Ozzy.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just a quick question. Does Turlough rhyme with Brian Clough?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just a quick question. Does Turlough rhyme with Brian Clough?

    No, tur-lock.
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Yerascrote wrote:
    No, tur-lock.

    A ha - that's a revelation. Us dozy ones at TheSite towers have been saying tur-low for all these years :blush:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    **Helen** wrote:
    A ha - that's a revelation. Us dozy ones at TheSite towers have been saying tur-low for all these years :blush:
    :yes: Same here.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    **Helen** wrote:
    A ha - that's a revelation. Us dozy ones at TheSite towers have been saying tur-low for all these years :blush:
    Better than me, I've been thinking of it like "Tur-loof" :o
    Sorry man.
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