The Irish language is attracting a lot of attention.
It’s now a major player among minority languages, but even so, it’s a surprisingly contentious topic for many.
Linguist Daniel Midgley finds out what it’s all about on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Promo with Em Burrows
French must drop ‘ineffective barriers’ against other languages – minister
France’s language protectors drop stance against English
France’s linguistic guardians drop fierce anti-English stance
Inheritors of Dante launch ‘Say it in Italian’ campaign against language of Dickens
A very silly piece: Dante turns in his grave as Italian language declines
A whole bunch of words you had no idea were Italian
How to say “Good Morning” in Irish Gaelic
How to Say Seven Key Gaelic Phrases
And some other phrases. Click on the links to hear! (Saved my butt for this episode, I can tell you.)
Language restrictions on NSW prisoners deemed ‘high risk’ despite no known terrorist threat
Banning prisoners from speaking Arabic is lazy and probably a human rights breach
“If they are worried, they should have bilingual people running the place,” [Joe Caputo, head of the federation of ethnic community councils of Australia] said.
Abbott criticised for ‘patronising’ Patrick’s Day video
Tony Abbott’s St Patrick’s Day Message Is Exactly As Weird And Vaguely Offensive As You’d Expect
Irish is available on Duolingo
Google adds Irish to list of Gmail options
10 Reasons Why Irish Is an Absolutely Awesome Language
8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language
The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools
What is the origin of ph being pronounced f?
A Beginner’s Guide to Irish Gaelic Pronunciation
eBook: Pronunciation Cheat Sheets for Irish Gaelic
English As We Speak It in Ireland, by P. W. Joyce, 1910
Commissioner resigns over Government failures on Irish
“One of the complaints investigated by the office last year saw a young man arrested after the tried to engage the Garda through Irish. He had been stopped in relation to a road traffic matter but found himself in handcuffs at a local station until somebody who could speak Irish was found.”
Irish MEP starts language strike over treatment of Irish language
Striking for Irish and linguistic diversity
Irish-language music video app TG Lurgan launches
TG Lurgan on YouTube
Ciarán Ó Braonáin’s blog “My Language Diary”
How do you say ‘thank you’ in Irish?
What are some other ways you can learn Irish?
Maine Observer: Celebrate Irish heritage through language
Tourists Try To Translate Irish Slang
Remote communities are ‘lifestyle choices’, says Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott a ‘disgrace’, says Federal Opposition after comments that living in remote Indigenous communities was a ‘lifestyle choice’
#lifestylechoice on Twitter
First Dog on the Moon: Lifestyle choices of the rich and racist
The Shovel: Taxpayers Forced To Fund Lifestyle Choice Of Small Group Of Australians (satire)
US Senator Joe Lieberman: “…sexual promiscuity is too often treated as just another lifestyle choice with little risk of adverse consequences.”
Don’t be surprised by Abbott’s comments about ‘lifestyle choices’
Chipewyan baby name not allowed on N.W.T. birth certificate
Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.