ATG Quirkies: On St. Patrick’s Day We’re All Irish

irish-pixabaySt. Paddy’s Day is just around the corner so we thought that some of you might like the chance to brush up on your Irish – language that is.  So to aid you in your quest, here is a primer from Paul Anthony Jones at Mental Floss that includes “twenty-eight weird and wonderful Irish words we could really do with importing into English.”

And since “true Irish pronunciation is hard to replicate in English, … because Irish has so many local variations and uses several sounds not normally found in English,” Mr. Jones graciously provides a link to “the University of Dublin’s online Irish speech synthesizer here.”  Enjoy!

 (Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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