Irish, the primary official language of Ireland has been spoken on the island for over 2500 years. Its sentence structure and syntax are very different from that of the English language. One striking distinction is the lack of words for “yes” and “no” in Irish. This probably sounds very strange to any English speaking person. How […]
The Irish Language
Ireland has its own language which Irish people refer to as "Irish". Many Americans call our language Gaelic, and it is a form of Gaelic. In this section we will discuss different topics relating to the Irish language, together with the Hiberno-English now spoken by most people living in Ireland.
“How’s the craic?” is a friendly greeting used throughout Ireland. Heard in pubs, on street corners, and even in people’s homes, it is a question of extreme importance to most Irish people. Unfortunately the word is pronounced just like the English word “crack”, giving rise to potential awkward misunderstandings for tourists, especially those unaccustomed to […]