Chhwe (chhwe) wrote,

Õlin Eyrez 2.

It was not that long ago that a well-known writer on linguistic topics was able to state that

by the little Englanders we are told that the Irish speak, not English
but Anglo-English; yet many educated and cultural Irishmen speak
and write the most admirable, if slightly old-fashioned, English.
(Partridge 1951:65)

[J. L. Kallen. A Global View on the English Language in Ireland // Papers on Irish English / Eagarthóir Dónall P. Ó Baoill; Cumann na teangeolaíochta feídhmi, 1985. -- P. 63-78. -- Bibliogr.: p. 78 (16 ref.).]
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