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16-08-2018, 21:45   #16
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You could say the same about the Gaelscoil population in Cork.
or half the housing estates built in the last 25 years in this country, with 'Irish' names... should an address finder work with those, i wonder?
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16-08-2018, 21:50   #17
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No, if you're brought up speaking a language badly, you are not a valid native speaker of it.
I disagree that people brought up speaking Irish in NI, or outside the Gaeltacht in the south, generally speak the language badly. In my experience they are usually fluent and easily understood. A handful of gramatical differences or some differences in pronuncation do not mean that it is "English dressed up with Irish words" as you seem keen to suggest.


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Look if everyone in Dublin started to speak bad Mandarin, that would not entitle them to scream abuse at real Chinese people for telling them their Chinese would poor, would it?
People raised through Irish outside the Gaeltacht, in my experiance, never scream abuse at Irish speakers from the Gaeltacht or tell them their Irish is poor. Nor have I ever seen people from the Gaeltacht denigrating people raised through Irish outside the Gaeltacht for their Irish. It's usually only a small handful of people who are not from the Gaeltacht themselves but have convinced themselves that the only "valid" Irish is that spoken by elderly people in the Gaeltacht that do so.
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No, if you're brought up speaking a language badly, you are not a valid native speaker of it.
You're claiming me, and a load of other people I know are after learning english so badly, I'm not a native speaker
That's a quare statement to make.
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27-10-2018, 00:59   #19
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An odd question! Northern Ireland is in the UK, and no one there has Irish as a genuine native language. The síníocha fada are not in correct official use in the UK. Of course, it is easy to point out that many place names historically derive from those with long vowels in Irish, eg Béal Feirste. The UK doesn't cater for this in the same way as it doesn't cater for addresses written in Chinese. On the other hand, the Royal Mail does have a policy of delivering all post where the address can be figured out by the postman, even if not correctly addressed, so a letter written to an easily comprehensible Irish language address would be delivered. Does Dublin allow post to be addressed in Hindi, or any other language not spoke in Ireland?
You are wrong. Irish was around long before the 6 counties were partitioned.
I know several native Irish speakers from Belfast.
Royal Mail accimdates Scottish and Welsh

https://www.poweredbypaf.com/offerin...their-address/


They’ve even made a statement on Irish addresses
https://www.google.ie/amp/s/amp.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/we-deliver-letters-addressed-in-irish-and-ulster-scots-says-royal-mail-after-post-returned-37437003.html
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