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Thirty-Two Words for Field : Lost Words of the Irish Landscape

Thirty-Two Words for Field : Lost Words of the Irish Landscape

Manchán Magan

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In Thirty-Two Words for Field, Manchán Magan meditates on old forgotten words in the Irish language– and the nuances of a way of life that is disappearing with them. 32 Words for Field is sure to be a must for all lovers of the Gaeilge.

The Irish language has thirty-two words for field. Among them are:

  • Geamhar – a field of corn-grass
  • Tuar – a field for cattle at night
  • Réidhleán – a field for games or dancing
  • Cathairín – a field with a fairy-dwelling in it

The richness of a language closely tied to the natural landscape offered our ancestors a more magical way of seeing the world. Before we cast old words aside, let us consider the sublime beauty and profound oddness of the ancient tongue that has been spoken on this island for almost 3,000 years.

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Author Manchán Magan
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 28 Aug 2020
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9780717187973

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