Craic Baby: Dispatches from a Rising Language (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Darach Ó Séaghdha is the creator of popular twitter account @theirishfor, and the author of Motherfoclóir.

Praise For…


"It's thought-provoking, irreverent and often laugh-out-loud hilarious." —Irish Independent

"A completely fresh take on the Irish language." —Irish Examiner

"Full of familiarity, of nostalgia, of humour and warmth. The author's voice brings the book and the language to life with rich stories, with quirks, with colour and poignancy." —Sara Baume, author, Spill Simmer Falter Wither

"Darach Ó Séaghdha's observations and reflections are intelligent and interesting." —Irish Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9781788545266
ISBN-10: 1788545265
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: August 1st, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English