7/25/2005

Beo go fóil!

Is minic a cluinim go bhfuil an teanga Gaelige "marbh". Nil é seo an cás, cinnte, ach caithfaidh mé a admhail nach bhfuil mo teanga duchais chomh laidir már a thiocfadh sé a bheith. Ach nil reasuin ar bith ann nach mbheidh an gaelige in inmhe dul i bhfeabhas sa blianta atá le teacht. Feiceann Gearóid Ó Caireallain ag teanga Eabhrais Iosraeil agus an ceacht atá ag baint leis athbheochain an teanga seo maidir leis an Gaelige.

Many ill informed people deride the Iriah language as being "dead". While this is certainly not the case, even the most enthusiastic of Irish speakers would admit that our native language is not as widespread as we would perhaps like it to be. However Irish was once the vernacular in this country and there is not reason why a modern Irish state cannot have both Irish and English co existing as spoken tongues by the majority throughout the nation. Gearóid Ó Caireallain believes that this is possible and he sees the case of Israeli Hebrew as proof that such a revival is possible.

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