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60. Speaking Irish

Released Monday, 14th June 2021
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Hello Language Lovers! Thank you for joining me for this episode of Speaking Tongues- the podcast in conversation with multilinguals. Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with John who has come to join me to discuss the Irish language.

In this episode, we talk about Irish as it’s seen and spoken in Northern Ireland where John is from. He tells us about some differences between how the language is used there vs in the Republic of Ireland. We talk about Hiberno-English and how there are some surprising connections between English spoken in Ireland and English spoken in the United States. John walks us through some particular qualities of the Irish language and we talk about how the language itself has become more visible in recent years.

In a brief diversion, John tells us how he has been taking steps to learn Manx and we even have a quick comparison lesson on some words and phrases in these Celtic languages. And of course, we couldn’t go an episode talking about Ireland without discussing the culture and some of the big myths and misconceptions held around the world about Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Big thank you to John for this thoughtful conversation and for sharing your journey with us. If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the Speaking Tongues Podcast on Apple Podcasts or like and subscribe on YouTube so that other language lovers like ourselves can find the show! And, If you’ve been a long time listener of the show or a recent listener, you can now support the show on Buy Me a Coffee dot com. Links to all platforms are in the show notes! Ok, let’s chat!

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