Originally Posted by opti0nal
If as you imply, there is no 'Irish lifestyle', then I have no idea why Irish language enthusiasts want to restore Irish as the common tongue of Ireland.
I am implying nothing, you brought up the phrase "Irish/Gaelic lifestyle"
nobody else did, I am asking you to explain what it is.
If you cannot, then that shows this is no more than some odd fantasy of yours that has no basis in reality, or to put it in simple English, a load of crap.
You speak English, do you live a "traditional English"
Another question, when you say traditional lifestyle, do you mean a 19th, or 21st century lifestyle or how about a 12th century one, there are quite a few "traditional lifestyle" eras to choose from. Mine (along with the vast majority of people living in Ireland) is the "traditional Irish lifestyle"
of the late 20th and early 21st century.
Where do you actually get this notion of changing lifestyles with Irish speaking, the only difference between people in any Irish speaking households and their English speaking neighbours that I have ever come across is the language they speak. Though maybe you know more Irish speakers than I do, so please do explain how their lifestyles differ, I'm sure people would be absolutely fascinated to hear about this.
Finally, nobody is trying to "restore Irish as the
common tongue of Ireland", they are trying to increase its usage, not completely supplant English.