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Posted 6/19/10
Why does the Irish government even bother with that dead language?
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Posted 6/19/10
To me this is typical of you to post something like this; it’s a good one to. To me it so Ireland can define itself from Great Britain. The funny part is Scottish Gaelic is spoken more often than Irish Gaelic booth langue are dying, As for the hard headed as north Irish are so goes for the highland Scott. Just have to wait until it almost dead then through dirt on it. Please do not throw rock at them, their hard heads it would be like hammering a nail into an iron beam.
Posted 6/19/10
It's a beautiful language, and the Ogham runes are only usable in Gaelic. We should preserve relics from times past.
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Posted 6/20/10

Aztecnology wrote:

It's a beautiful language, and the Ogham runes are only usable in Gaelic. We should preserve relics from times past.


No one uses the Ogham runes. And the language is already preserved in much the same way as Anglo-Saxon, that is to say, we have various literature on them, and we have an understanding of its phonetics.
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The people of ireland want to preserve some dignity and have something that isnt a british idea, I think its dumb to try to revert to an all gaelic society, but it will never happen. Many in the west still speak it, and it stands that they have a right to do what they want.

Erin go Bragh
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Dragonbow0 wrote:

The people of ireland want to preserve some dignity and have something that isnt a british idea, I think its dumb to try to revert to an all gaelic society, but it will never happen. Many in the west still speak it, and it stands that they have a right to do what they want.

Erin go Bragh


Do you mean the Gaeltacth (sp.), with a total population of 50, 98% of them being over the age of 79? Their convience is certainly not worth spending millions teaching it to kids.
Posted 6/20/10
I agree totally. Wasting time and effort on such a useless practice as a soon to be dead language is down right absurd. All nations should assimilate and become one in language, beliefs, and soon conciseness.



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Posted 6/20/10
BRITS OUT!

TIOCFAIDH AR LA !
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Posted 6/21/10
Its not about convience its about culuture. Im not about to say that they should teach it to all their kids, but you have to respect it. I dont here any Irish people complaining about the language. I dont expect someone who isnt of irish decent to understand the way it works.

While the Gaeltacht's fluent Irish speakers, whose numbers have been estimated by scholar Donncha Ó hÉallaithe at twenty or thirty thousand, are a minority of the total number of fluent Irish speakers, they represent a higher concentration of Irish speakers than other parts of the country and it is only in Gaeltacht areas (in especial the more strongly Irish-speaking ones) that Irish continues to be a natural vernacular of the general population.

Let the irish do what they want. Its not your government. Its not your money. Its not your culture.
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Posted 6/21/10

Weapon-01 wrote:

BRITS OUT!

TIOCFAIDH AR LA !


The 'Brits' are already out. There is no need for such idiocy as 'Tiocfaidh ar la!', a quote, if I am not mistaken, by Bobby Sands, MP. There is already a Republic to the South, called the Republic of Ireland, and there was a referendum in the 70s or 80s, somewhere then, asking if the population of the North of Ireland wish for independence. They voted to remain in the union.
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Dragonbow0 wrote:

Its not about convience its about culuture. Im not about to say that they should teach it to all their kids, but you have to respect it. I dont here any Irish people complaining about the language. I dont expect someone who isnt of irish decent to understand the way it works.

While the Gaeltacht's fluent Irish speakers, whose numbers have been estimated by scholar Donncha Ó hÉallaithe at twenty or thirty thousand, are a minority of the total number of fluent Irish speakers, they represent a higher concentration of Irish speakers than other parts of the country and it is only in Gaeltacht areas (in especial the more strongly Irish-speaking ones) that Irish continues to be a natural vernacular of the general population.

Let the irish do what they want. Its not your government. Its not your money. Its not your culture.


I am merely recomending that they should stop shoving a dead language down the thoart of their students, and that they should stop making it an official language, despite the fact that almost no one speaks it. Its costing Ireland, its costing Europe (why should the EU print out papers in the Gaelige if no one will read it), and they should just accept English, which is actually already 'Hibernitised' in that little Island.
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Posted 6/21/10
If you cant read the number on a euro then you fail. I've never been concerned with reading whats on money, but rather just getting it saving it and spending it when needed.

If the EU wants to complain about it thats fine, but im sure every country wastes money on something. I mean the Vatican has their own euro printing line, and I dont see anyone complaining about that. For the most part they have accepted english, and they are not trying to make it go away, but rather they are just trying to stop something from dying.

I'd be willing to admit that I think Gaelic should be an elective rather than a mandatory subject, but Most Irish parents would make their kids take it anyways.
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Dragonbow0 wrote:

If you cant read the number on a euro then you fail. I've never been concerned with reading whats on money, but rather just getting it saving it and spending it when needed.

If the EU wants to complain about it thats fine, but im sure every country wastes money on something. I mean the Vatican has their own euro printing line, and I dont see anyone complaining about that. For the most part they have accepted english, and they are not trying to make it go away, but rather they are just trying to stop something from dying.

I'd be willing to admit that I think Gaelic should be an elective rather than a mandatory subject, but Most Irish parents would make their kids take it anyways.


Not just money, my dear sir, there are also official documents. If they want to stop it from dying, they should start by actually stop forcing it down people's throats. After many years of being forced into in their schools, many Irishmen and women refuse to have anything to do with that accursed language.
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Posted 6/22/10
Why must you have the right to learn your native language, and they can't?
Wasting money you say? sure, they are wasting money, but so is everyone in the world. Money comes and money goes.
besides, its not your money, and each country and culture needs to have their own language, that's the beauty of learning other cultures.
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Posted 6/22/10

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Why must you have the right to learn your native language, and they can't?
Wasting money you say? sure, they are wasting money, but so is everyone in the world. Money comes and money goes.
besides, its not your money, and each country and culture needs to have their own language, that's the beauty of learning other cultures.


They can learn their 'native language' (despite most coming areas with no history of speaking Gaelic, such as the Pale, or from families that have already disused Gaelic by the end of the Famine), just that the Government should stop requiring it for everything. Bilingual signs, legislations printed in both language, forcing it upon the Children, and then forcing upon the European Parliament are all useless gestures trying to revive a dying language, spoken, in ancient times, by the proud Gaels who lived in glorious mudhuts and blamed the rain that destroy their previous glorious mudhuts on the another clan. No one speaks it, and no one care to be forced to learn it.
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