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  1. Explore by Dialect. Connacht, Ulster and Munster are terms that refer to three of the four provinces of Ireland. On this website, we use these terms in the traditional way to refer to the major dialect groupings for Irish. Within these groupings, the study focuses on Connemara Irish (Connacht), Donegal Irish (Ulster) and Kerry Irish (Munster).

  2. Jan 08, 2015 · Irish Linguistic Diversity. Posted on January 8, 2015 by Ben. A few weeks back, Stan Carey responded to a “most attractive accent” survey which crowned Southern Ireland the most irresistible English. Anyone with a modest familiarity with Irish accents will recognize what’s odd about the survey’s map of sociolinguistic magnetism, which ...

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  4. The dipthong in kite often starts from a centralized place: IPA kəit. To American and British ears, kite can sound a bit like “koyt.” The diphthong in mouth is often fronted to something like IPA ɛu or æu or ɜu, among other variants. Hence mouth can sound like “meh-ooth.” Th becomes IPA t and d in words like thing and this (i.e. “tin” and “dis”).

  5. Feb 15, 2019 · The British-Irish Dialect Quiz. By JOSH KATZ FEB. 15, 2019. For each question, choose whichever answer comes closest to how you talk casually with friends. Let’s get one thing out of the way ...

    • Munster Dialects
    • Connacht Dialects
    • Ulster Dialects
    • An Caighdeán Oifigiúil
    • Varience in Dialects

    Munster Irish is mainly spoken in the Gaeltacht areas of Kerry ( Contae Chiarraí ), Ring ( An Rinn ) near Dungarvan ( Dún Garbháin ) in County Waterford ( Contae Phort Láirge ) and Muskerry ( Múscraí ) and Cape Clear Island ( Oileán Chléire ) in the western part of County Cork ( Contae Chorcaí ). The most important subdivision in Munster is that be...

    The strongest dialect of Connacht Irish is to be found in Connemara and the Aran Islands. In some regards this dialect is quite different from general Connacht Irish but since most Connacht dialects have died out during the 20th century Connemara Irish is sometimes seen as Connacht Irish. Much closer to the larger Connacht Gaeltacht is the dialect ...

    Linguistically the most important of the Ulster dialects today is that of the Rosses ( na Rossa ), which has been used extensively in literature by such authors as the brothers Séamus Ó Grianna and Seosamh Mac Grianna, locally known as Jimí Fheilimí and Joe Fheilimí. This dialect is essentially the same as that in Gweedore ( Gaoth Dobhair = Inlet o...

    An Caighdeán Oifigiúil ("The Official Standard"), often shortened to An Caighdeán , is the standard language, and was introduced in the 1950s/1960s in an attempt to make Irish easier to learn, as it was composed using elements of the Munster and Ulster dialects, but strongly based on the dialect of Connacht. It is the form of Irish that is taught i...

    The differences between dialects are considerable, and have led to recurrent difficulties in defining standard Irish. A good example is the greeting "How are you?". Just as this greeting varies from region to region, and between social classes, among English speakers, this greeting varies among Irish speakers: 1. Ulster: Cad é mar atá tú? ("What is...

  6. Feb 18, 2019 · The British-Irish Dialect Quiz. February 18, 2019 by languagehat 216 Comments. (The Walser dialects that keep the old /v/ also keep /w/ as [w]. The Bavarian dialect that keeps the old /v/ – Cimbrian – has turned the old /w/ into a new /b/, apparently voiced and thus distinct from the old /b~p/.) (courtesy of J.C.; contains useful Random ...

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