The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

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And foisting a dead unused minority language onto a disinterested majority ( and requiring the majority to pay the cost of it through taxes) is not intolerant?
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removal of an Irish language town sign is a hate crime .

The hate crime was to put the sign there in the first place with out asking whether the majority agree with it you'll always get half a dozen who will say yes to it and claim their rights are being denied -- if they can read English nothing has been denied them.

As I am in my latter days and never learnt Irish or Spanish or a thousand other languages I don't consider those whose language I have not learnt should feel offended -- if they have learnt English it was because they wanted to not because it is the most common Language in Ireland but because it is the most common Language in the USA and GB and sundry other places round the world.
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A bit of online research suggests that there are more active Esperanto speakers in the world than Irish speakers
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Bobbievee wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 8:48 am A bit of online research suggests that there are more active Esperanto speakers in the world than Irish speakers
All the more reason to preserve the language!
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I've never met an Esperanto speaker ... although to be fair, I've never been to Esperanto
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big mervyn wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 12:36 pm I've never met an Esperanto speaker ... although to be fair, I've never been to Esperanto
Pretty sure you have Merv!

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UlsterNo9 wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:12 pm
big mervyn wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 12:36 pm I've never met an Esperanto speaker ... although to be fair, I've never been to Esperanto
Pretty sure you have Merv!

Takeaway on the Lisburn Road about 15-20 years ago. Last stop for a feed after rolling out of The Bot or The Egg.

You'd never have darkened its doors sober. Chips fired in to a polystyrene box that was quickly disfigured by the molten lava oil saturated contents. Dorty feed.
Indeed No9. I do remember that place. Just 'round the corner from the Mad Hatter?I am partial to a dirty kebab but was never actually in there. After my time.

I lived in Eglantine Ave in the late 80s but that was way before it opened. We got our kebabs from a very dodgey van opposite the Welly Park. :puker:

The Hatter was going strong then and still is.
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Kebab = Ceibeab

Chips = Scealloga
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And whilst strictly speaking not relevant to this thread here is a useful link for Esperanto speakers …….

www.Esperanto.ie
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Dalkey = Deilginis which means Thorn Island and surprise surprise there is a wee island just off shore.
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http://www.cryptome.org/

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Well with the big day just a week away it’s time we learnt that Coronu is the Irish for Coronation.
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big mervyn wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:45 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:12 pm
big mervyn wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 12:36 pm I've never met an Esperanto speaker ... although to be fair, I've never been to Esperanto
Pretty sure you have Merv!

Takeaway on the Lisburn Road about 15-20 years ago. Last stop for a feed after rolling out of The Bot or The Egg.

You'd never have darkened its doors sober. Chips fired in to a polystyrene box that was quickly disfigured by the molten lava oil saturated contents. Dorty feed.
I lived in Eglantine Ave in the late 80s but that was way before it opened. We got our kebabs from a very dodgey van opposite the Welly Park. :puker:
Iirc it was a Hardwear shop at that time.

Dirty food around there at that time was probably 'Pizza Pasta Burgers' - up towards the Ashley (I think it may have actually been called mama Mia's or something, but not in our house) or Julie's Kitchen opposite the 4 in hand.

Wasn't the norm for actual fast food places to still be open at closing time back then (except maybe Bradbury place) we were reliant on vans.
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BR wrote: Sat Apr 29, 2023 1:47 pm
big mervyn wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:45 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:12 pm
big mervyn wrote: Thu Mar 30, 2023 12:36 pm I've never met an Esperanto speaker ... although to be fair, I've never been to Esperanto
Pretty sure you have Merv!

Takeaway on the Lisburn Road about 15-20 years ago. Last stop for a feed after rolling out of The Bot or The Egg.

You'd never have darkened its doors sober. Chips fired in to a polystyrene box that was quickly disfigured by the molten lava oil saturated contents. Dorty feed.
I lived in Eglantine Ave in the late 80s but that was way before it opened. We got our kebabs from a very dodgey van opposite the Welly Park. :puker:
Iirc it was a Hardwear shop at that time.

Dirty food around there at that time was probably 'Pizza Pasta Burgers' - up towards the Ashley (I think it may have actually been called mama Mia's or something, but not in our house) or Julie's Kitchen opposite the 4 in hand.

Wasn't the norm for actual fast food places to still be open at closing time back then (except maybe Bradbury place) we were reliant on vans.
Nibblers on the Lisburn Road was a regular haunt back then. The Snow White burger with cheese bacon and a fried egg was good packin'.
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