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  •  I have cousins that lived on the Aran Islands (2+ / 0-)
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    FarWestGirl, kyril

    There first language as well as most everyone on the Island's was Irish.  Interestingly enough when they spoke english it would be with an american accident because most of the TV programs were american programs.  

    The English occupation nearly wiped out the language since teaching it was a crime you could be killed for.  But it persisted and was taught illegally within hedge row shools.  

    It would be a shame for the language to die out altogether, however, it is difficult to get students to study a language that is not even common in your own country.  

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