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Craic Baby
Craic Baby
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Author(s): O'Séaghdha, Darach
ISBN No.: 9781788545259
Pages: 256
Year: 201811
Format: Trade Cloth (Hard Cover)
Price: £17.33
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Forthcoming)

From the author of the bestselling Motherfoclóir , Non-fiction Irish Book of the Year. What do we talk about when we talk about Irish? When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound? How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language? Craic Baby picks up exactly where Motherfoclóir left off and explores the very new and very old parts of the Irish language from a personal perspective. While Motherfoclóir was steeped in memory and a father-son relationship, Craic Baby hinges on the beginnings of a father-daughter relationship, and how watching a child learn to communicate changes how you think about language. Craic Baby will share more Irish words and issues connected to the language, in the same style as Motherfoclóir , but treated with greater confidence and more depth.


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