A Dialect of Donegal (1906)

Author: E.C. Quiggin

Book ID: 67915

Price: 150.00

A Dialect of Donegal. Being the Speech of Meenawannia in the Parish of Glenties. Cambridge Uni. Press, 1906. First Edition. Pp, [x], 247. Ex library copy, with stamps. Blue cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A very good copy.

“The present sketch is the first serious attempt at a scientific description of a northern dialect of Irish. Phonetic decay seems to have set in all over the Gaelic-speaking area; and consequently it is imperative that during the next ten or fifteen years every effort should be made to obtain scientific records of the speech of persons born before the famine who still have a firm grip of the vernacular.” [Preface]

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