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Colourful Irish Phrases by [Ó Conghaile, Micheál]
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Language: English

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The Irish language has made a huge contribution to the English language as it's spoken in Ireland and beyond. Miche‡l î Conghaile's 'Colourful Irish Phrases' is a small compendium of characteristic phrases that will alert the reader to the unmistakable difference between our native language and English. Even the most basic words are expressed so differently. Please in Irish is m‡s Ž do thoil Ž (if it is your will), and thanks becomes go raibh maith agat (may you receive good). There are many phrases that when translated, word for word, they sound different, unusual and sometimes funny. But above all, they are rich and deeply rooted. Visitors to Ireland who want to get some notion of our native identity will find these phrases both instructive and revealing. Topics covered range across subjects as diverse as insults and put-downs, being human and the gift of the gab.

About the Author

Micheal O Conghaile is a writer and publisher from Connemara. He established the publishing company Clo Iar-Chonnacht (CIC) in 1985. He has written many books in Irish and won the Hennessy Literary Award in 1997, and the Hennessy Young Irish Writer of the Year Award. In 1998 he was elected to Aosdana. His works have been translated into various languages, including Romanian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Polish, Macedonian and Arabic, and, three of his books are available in English: 'The Connemara Five' (Arlen Press)' The Colours of Man' (CIC) and 'Rambling Jack' (Dalkey Archive Press). He was writer in residence at Queen's University, Belfast and at the University of Ulster Coleraine between 1999 and 2002.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 659 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Mercier Press (9 March 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #391,996 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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