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  • Mar 08, 2012
  • 10:05 AM

Bilingual approach 'destroys' Gaeltacht Irish

Lorna Siggins / Irish Times
Joint editor Brian Ó Curnáin noted interjections such as “yeah”, “no”, “like”, “really” and “My God” are used eight out of 10 times by young women and six out of 10 times by young men in Irish speech in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht area of Co Kerry. He found a reduced use of interjections such as “ara”, “is dócha”, and “in aon chor”, to a frequency level of between 20 per cent and 40 per cent in Irish speech.

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