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  • Mar 17, 2012
  • 07:27 PM

Can foreign speakers help the Irish language survive? (video)

Kate Dailey / BBC News
Still, Mr Ó Brádaigh warns that while interest in learning Irish is on the rise, the Irish-speaking communities that shape and protect the language are on the brink. The ratio of Irish learners to Irish speakers is greater than any other language in the world, he says. "There's a worldwide network of Irish speakers, but the native speaker areas are under severe distress.

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