View Poll Results: The Irish Language - An Gaeilge

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  • A waste of Time

    7 18.42%
  • Something to be Proud of

    27 71.05%
  • A Dead Language

    5 13.16%
  • Alive and Kicking

    6 15.79%
  • Revive to former glory

    7 18.42%
  • Allow to fade away

    5 13.16%
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Thread: The Irish Language- An Gaeilge

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    Question The Irish Language- An Gaeilge

    Yes or No ?
    Dead or Alive ?
    Revive or Put To Sleep ?

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    Leave it alone. It is part of who we are and part of our heritage. But should be made an optional language in secondary and not mandatory...
    But ban the worst most torturous book in history "PEIG"

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    Default Tis all double dutch to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Banned User View Post
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    Dead or Alive ?
    Revive or Put To Sleep ?
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    Yaaarrr, my Ladyfriend teaches in a dreaded Gaelscoil and the jibberish does do me head in.
    So although it is very much "ALIVE "unfortunately it is a resounding "PUT TO SLEEP " from me.
    She has other talents -- chuk chuk !

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    Default No interest in it

    Quote Originally Posted by Banned User View Post
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    they tried to belt it into us,force us to learn it.

    no interest in it,
    Westside.

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    its alive and well, People are flocking to Irish schools, Irish pre-schools, and parents are encouraging their children to love our native tongue, it will never be our first language but it is ours and it sets Irish people apart from others.

    I give the full endorsement
    Last edited by Noah; 03-02-10 at 16:15. Reason: typo

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    Default Language barrier

    Yaaarrr, sorry I am a bit anti Gaelige but Westies experience of it sums it up for me.
    School hours are short enough for this to be a statutory subject.
    The other issue I laugh at is whomever is responsible for keeping it live and creating
    new translated words is somewhat lacking in originality.---- eg --
    CUP OF TEA = CUPAN TAE
    CONDOM = CONDAM
    AIRPORT = AERFORT
    HELICOPTER = HEILEACAPTAR
    FFS , and that was just the first few words I looked up.
    An awful lot of Irish people I talk to are struggling with the Prime language let alone
    learning Irish.
    My maths teacher used to say --- Pytagoras`s Teorem

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt.pugwash View Post
    My maths teacher used to say --- Pytagoras`s Teorem
    And don't forget the infamous "hang sangwidge".

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    Default revive the language!

    part of my privileged upbringing I attended an all Irish speaking primary school did all my subjects through Irish ....

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    A dead language - a complete waste of time - a waste of taxpayers money - get rid of duplication into Irish and save plenty of money Mr Lenihan.

    Get rid of TG4 and put on something useful in English.

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    Default As usual Eps............

    Quote Originally Posted by Epsilon View Post
    Leave it alone. It is part of who we are and part of our heritage. But should be made an optional language in secondary and not mandatory...
    But ban the worst most torturous book in history "PEIG"
    Well said...........

    Up with Irish.............

    Down with Peig.............
    Advertising space available for hire, and reviews for sale, just call me....xxx

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