The Irish of Iorras Aithneach, County Galway

by Brian Ó Curnáin

4 voll.

ISBN 978 1 85500 204 3

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Os cionn fiche bliain i gcomhar le cainteoirí as Iorras Aithneach, Condae na Gaillimhe, atá caite ar an ngraiméar seo. Rinneadh obair fhada fhairsing sa dúiche, rinneadh staidéar ar sheanchas foilsithe agus neamhfhoilsithe, ar thaifeadtaí idir shean agus úr, go háirithe na taifeadtaí atá i gcartlanna Roinn Bhéaloideas Éireann agus Raidió na Gaeltachta. Tugann na foinsí seo léargas ar éagsúlacht fhorleathan agus ar athrú trí na sé ghlúin a rugadh idir 1850 agus 2000. Is iomaí brainse den teangeolaíocht atá i gceist: an teangeolaíocht thuairisciúil agus stairiúil, an chanúineolaíocht agus an tsochtheangeolaíocht.

This grammar is the fruit of over twenty years of collaboration with speakers from Iorras Aithneach, Co. Galway. It is based on extensive fieldwork, published and unpublished lore, and recent as well as older recordings, particularly those held in the archives of Roinn Bhéaloideas Éireann and Raidió na Gaeltachta. These sources provide a picture of extensive variation and change across the six generations born between 1850 and 2000. The grammar draws on several branches of linguistics: descriptive and historical linguistics, dialectology and sociolinguistics.

Although these online versions are available free of charge, copyright (as detailed below in the copyright statement) is retained in its entirety by the publisher. You may, of course, print out the downloaded copies for personal use.

Copyright in the whole and every part of this publication belongs to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (School of Celtic Studies), and it may not be used, sold, licensed, transferred, copied, rented or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner or form or in or on any medium by any person other than with the prior written consent of the publisher.

Volume I

2007. pp. 1–658

ISBN 978 1 85500 200 5

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In Imleabhar I tá réamhrá agus caibidlí ar an bhfóneolaíocht stairiúil, ar shandhi agus ar dheilbhíocht an ainmfhocail.

Volume I provides an introduction and chapters on historical phonology, sandhi and nominal morphology.

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Volume II

2007. pp. 659–1344

ISBN 978 1 85500 201 2

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In Imleabhar II tá cur síos ar iolra an ainmfhocail, ar an mbriathar agus ar fhorainmnigh.

Volume II describes plural noun morphology, the verb and pronominals.

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Volume III

2007. pp. 1345–2100

ISBN 978 1 85500 202 9

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In Imleabhar III tá caibidlí ar réamhfhocail, fheidhmigh (cónaisc, míreanna), chlaochlaithe tosaigh, réim ard, iasachtaí agus chaidreamh idir teangacha, agus ainmneacha dílse.

Volume III contains chapters on prepositions, functors, initial mutations, higher register, borrowings and language contact, and onomastics.

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Volume IV

2007. pp. 2101–2706, plus audio CD

ISBN 978 1 85500 203 6

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In Imleabhar IV tá taifeadtaí tofa as na glúinte cainteoirí i bhfogharscríobh agus in athscríbhinn mar aon le dlúthdhiosca na dtaifeadtaí sin. Chomh maith leis sin, san imleabhar dheiridh tá foclóir, leabharliosta agus ceithre innéacs.

Volume IV presents transcriptions and a CD containing recordings of a selection of speakers across the generations. The final volume also contains a vocabulary, bibliography and four indexes.

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Online recordings

Although these online recordings are available free of charge, copyright (as detailed below in the copyright statement) is retained in its entirety by their respective owners. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of these contributors to make this resource available.

  • Tracks 1, 2, 6-9, 14(a), 21: © Delargy Centre for Irish Folklore and the National Folklore Collection UCD
  • Tracks 3, 4: © RTÉ, Delargy Centre for Irish Folklore and the National Folklore Collection UCD
  • Track 5: © By permission of the Royal Irish Academy
  • Track 10: © Tomás de Bhaldraithe
  • Tracks 11, 13, 14(b): © RTÉ
  • Tracks 12, 15-20, 22-32: © Brian Ó Curnáin

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Track numbers correspond to the tracks on the CD included with the book.

  • Track 1: Seán 'ac Con Raoi, 852S; Aistir go hAraebia; audio, transcript
  • Track 2: Éamann a Búrc, 866E; Pursa as craiceann an deargadaol; audio, transcript
  • Track 3: Pádraig Mac Con Iomaire, 869P; Teachtaire ag iarraidh mná; audio, transcript
  • Track 4: Máirín 'ac Con Iomaire, 872M; Féasta faoi Shamhain; audio, transcript
  • Track 5: Tomás Mac Con Iomaire, 875T; Conán i dTír Lochrann; audio, transcript
  • Track 6: Seosamh Ó Dubháin, 881J; Bean Dhonncha; audio, transcript
  • Track 7: Mícheál Ó Coirbín, 892M; Gábh farraige; audio, transcript
  • Track 8: Colm Ó Caoidheáin, 894C; Goid mine aimsir an Drochshaoil; audio, transcript
  • Track 9: Colm Ó Dubháin, 894Cs; Easóg agus caróg ghlas; audio, transcript
  • Track 10: Pádraig Ó Nia, 01P; Capall ó aithne; audio, transcript
  • Track 11: Beairtle Ó Con Fhaola, 04B; Amhrán Árann; audio, transcript
  • Track 12: Bairbre 'ac Con Iomaire, 04Br, Winnie 'ac Con Iomaire, 15W; Marcas ‘Mhorgan’; audio, transcript
  • Track 13: Máire Bean Uí Cheannabháin, 05M; Seanmháthair agus paidir; audio, transcript
  • Track 14: Cóilín Ó Cúláin, 11C; Mac Rí in Éirinn; Neainsín; audio, transcript
  • Track 15: Seán Chúláin, 12S; Mo sheacht ngrá thú, a mhic; audio, transcript
  • Track 16: Máire Bean Uí Chúláin, 16M; Bás Jó; Poll dhon chearc; audio, transcript
  • Track 17: Bríd Ní Chon Fhaola, Bean Uí Chlochartaigh, 18Bm; Aois Phádraig; ‘comhairléachaí’; audio, transcript
  • Track 18: Pádraig Ó Con Fhaola, 19P; Scanradh sa reillig; audio, transcript
  • Track 19: Peait Ó Donnchú, 21Pt; ‘Ulcers’; audio, transcript
  • Track 20: Mícheál Mac Con Iomaire, 25M; Iascach; Siúl go Gaillimh; audio, transcript
  • Track 21: Pádraig Ó Con Fhaola, 31P, Éamann Ó Con Fhaola, 35E; ‘Dredge’-áil; audio, transcript
  • Track 22: Michael Kelly, 34M, Pádraig Ó Ceannabháin, 36P; Na Córthaí; Gaeilge in Albain; ‘Cé rinne é sin?’; audio, transcript
  • Track 23: Coleman Ó Laidhe, 46C; Máthair agus athair; audio, transcript
  • Track 24: Jaicí Chúláin, 52J; ‘títhe’ agus ‘títheabhaí’; audio, transcript
  • Track 25: Mícheál Ó Hoipicín, 60M; Móin, sceana mara, snámh; audio, transcript
  • Track 26: Marcas Ó Gaora, 64M; ‘Drugs’ i m‘Boston’; audio, transcript
  • Track 27: Elisabeth Ní Ghaora, 66L; Timpiste; audio, transcript
  • Track 28: Mairéad Ní Chon Fhaola, 70M; Timpiste; audio, transcript
  • Track 29: Noel Ó Gaora, 72N; ‘Manoeuvres’; audio, transcript
  • Track 30: Maitiú Ó Máille, 76Mt; ‘Minibus’ scoile; Ros Muc; audio, transcript
  • Track 31: Pól-Stiofán Ó Ceannabháin, 84P; Cluifí; audio, transcript
  • Track 32: Marion Ní Ghaora, 90M, Pádraig Ó Maoil Chiaráin, 90P; Farraige; Gadhar agus cat; audio, transcript
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