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Craic Baby

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What do we talk about when we talk about Irish? When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound? How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language?

Craic Baby picks up exactly where Motherfoclóir left off and explores the very new and very old parts of the Irish language from a personal perspective. While Motherfoclóir was steeped in memory and a father-son relationship, Craic Baby hinges on the beginnings of a father-daughter relationship, and how watching a child learn to communicate changes how you think about a language,

Craic Baby rediscovers Irish words and strangely beautiful phrases, and turns the acquisition of language into an enjoyable journey.

 

Author: Darach Ó Séaghdha

Format: Paperback

Size: 12.9 x 19.8 cm, 160 pages

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781788545266


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