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Title
Motherfoclóir Motherfoclóir :
Type
Text
Subject
Irish language.
Irish language--Humor.
Language
English
Classification
LCC: PB1216 .O84 2017 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 491.62 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2018404630
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"This is a highly enjoyable book about the Irish language, a concept unimaginable to generations of Irish people who emerged from school with a little knowledge of grammar and a vocabulary that gradually withered as they never used the language in everyday life. Darach Ó Séeghdha, curator of the popular Twitter account @theirishfor, set out to 'build a palace from the rubble of everyone else's smashed expectations.' He writes for people who expect the Irish language only to be confined to subjects of no interest to them, for people who think that Irish doesn't belong to them and for those who say they can't remember a word of it. In each case he surprises us with witty, learned and strange observations about the origins of words, their meaning and their connections. This is 'a playground of language', as the author says: meditations on the meanings of Irish names, the strange spellings, the 'lost' words that have faded from use and those words and phrases that have no equivalent in English. This is a drily-humorous and deeply personal book. And it can be enjoyed by all lovers of language- any language."--book jacket
Table Of Contents
Irish names or, 'How's that, like, pronounced?'
Primary school
Secondary school: the descent into adolescence
Ní Thuigim (I don't understand)
Ní Thuigim II: Irish twins
Secondary school continued...Peig and the Modh Coinníollach
You remind me of someone
Lost words
Film
Our words
Our words II: the great Feamainn: Irish, seaweed and the deep
People and other animals
Cuimilt Faoi Dheis: Irish today
Us
Love and politics
Seanfhocail
Storytelling and magic
Language and the bureaucracy
Conclusion: Candlelight.
Authorized Access Point
Ó Seaghdha, Darach, Motherfoclóir