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 Post subject: The Irish Alphabet
PostPosted: Sun 06 Oct 2019 6:48 pm 
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- This is taken from the booklet published by The Irish Book Company in 1901 with the title Aibitir na Gaedhilge ó láimh Nórma Bhórtuic (illustrated by Norma Borthwick).
For the letter E, she has the drawing of a bird spelled eun, for S - smeura (blackberries) and for T - teine (fire). Are these correct spellings or is this way these words were spelled at the time, or perhaps they belong to a certain dialect? She doesn't use any definite articles either, which seems strange.
It's available from the Fenian Collection at the Catholic University of America in pdf format.


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 Post subject: Re: The Irish Alphabet
PostPosted: Sun 06 Oct 2019 8:34 pm 
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franc 91 wrote:
- This is taken from the booklet published by The Irish Book Company in 1901 with the title Aibitir na Gaedhilge ó láimh Nórma Bhórtuic (illustrated by Norma Borthwick).
For the letter E, she has the drawing of a bird spelled eun, for S - smeura (blackberries) and for T - teine (fire). Are these correct spellings or is this way these words were spelled at the time, or perhaps they belong to a certain dialect? She doesn't use any definite articles either, which seems strange.
It's available from the Fenian Collection at the Catholic University of America in pdf format.


eu = éa

(old orthography)


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 Post subject: Re: The Irish Alphabet
PostPosted: Sun 06 Oct 2019 9:04 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Irish Alphabet
PostPosted: Sun 06 Oct 2019 10:16 pm 
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The "eu" spelling is often still found in Scottish Gaelic.

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 Post subject: Re: The Irish Alphabet
PostPosted: Sun 06 Oct 2019 10:46 pm 
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One of the old spellings. You can also find éa, éu...

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