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A Dialect of Donegal
Being the Speech of Meenawannia in the Parish of Glenties. Phonology and Texts

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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107645530

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  • Originally published in 1906, this study by E. C. Quiggin was, as its author put it, 'the first serious attempt at a scientific description of a northern dialect of Irish'. Quiggin maintained that collecting linguistic data from the people who were born before the famine was of immediate concern because their particular grasp of the vernacular would help shed much-needed light on the mysteries of Old and Middle Irish orthography. Drawn primarily from evidence of the speech found in a hamlet called Meenawannia near Donegal, this volume represents a fascinating case study of the Irish language at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107645530
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Vowel System:
    1. The back vowels
    2. The front vowels
    3. The irrational vowels
    4. The dipthongs
    5. Nasal vowels
    Part II. The Consonants:
    1. h, j, w
    2. The liquids and nasals
    3. The spirants
    4. The labial, dental and guttural stops
    Part III. Synthesis:
    1. Notes on the consonants
    2. Metathesis
    3. Dissimulation
    4. Loss of consonant
    5. Loss of vowel
    6. Vowel-shortening
    7. Uncertainty of initial
    8. Sandhi
    9. Vowel-length
    10. Stress
    11. Stress of compounds
    12. Sentence-stress
    13. Intonation
    14. Characteristics of Donegal Irish
    Word lists
    Notes on the texts.

  • Author

    E. C. Quiggin

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