English as we speak it in Ireland
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ITWE SPEAKASENGLISHIRELAND.INENGLISH AS ITWE SPEAI^IN IRELANDP. W. M.R.I.A.JOYCE, LLD., T.O.D.,One the Commissioners the Publication the AncientLaws Irelandof for of ofLate the Government Training College,Principal ofDublinMarlbcrough Street,Late President the Irelandof Royal Society of Antiquaries,SPEECH.THE LIFE OF A PEOPLE IS PICTURED IN THEIR: & CO.LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN,LTD.DUBLIN: M. H. GILL & SON,i\1910 . bPEEFACE.ofTHIS book deals with the Dialect the Englishin Ireland.that isLanguage spokenaAs the Life of to ourpeople accordingin their ourmotto is pictured speech, picturebe a for twoto wereone,ought good languagesconcerned in it Irish and TheEnglish. parteach will be found set forthspeciallyplayed byin IV and VII and in farther detailChapters ;the whole book.throughoutThe articles and that havepamphlets alreadyon this which areappeared interesting subjectalldescribed below are short. Some are full ofobservation but arekeen mere lists; very manyof dialectical words with their Heremeanings.for the first time in this little volume of mineour Dialect is to detailedAnglo-Irish subjectedand classification.analysis systematicI have been formaterials this bookcollectingfor more than not indeed;twenty years by wayof constant but off and on as detailed below.work,The sources from which these materials werederived are thedirectly mainly following.First. own is a storehouse bothMy memoryof idiom and for the reason;vocabulary ...

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ITWE SPEAKASENGLISH IRELAND.IN ENGLISH AS ITWE SPEAI^ IN IRELAND P. W. M.R.I.A.JOYCE, LLD., T.O.D., One the Commissioners the Publication the AncientLaws Irelandof for of of Late the Government Training College,Principal of DublinMarlbcrough Street, Late President the Irelandof Royal Society of Antiquaries, SPEECH.THE LIFE OF A PEOPLE IS PICTURED IN THEIR : & CO.LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, LTD.DUBLIN: M. H. GILL & SON, i\1910 . b PEEFACE. ofTHIS book deals with the Dialect the English in Ireland.that isLanguage spoken aAs the Life of to ourpeople according in their ourmotto is pictured speech, picture be a for twoto wereone,ought good languages concerned in it Irish and The English. part each will be found set forthspeciallyplayed by in IV and VII and in farther detailChapters ; the whole book.throughout The articles and that havepamphlets already on this which areappeared interesting subject alldescribed below are short. Some are full of observation but arekeen mere lists; very many of dialectical words with their Heremeanings. for the first time in this little volume of mine our Dialect is to detailedAnglo-Irish subjected and classification.analysis systematic I have been formaterials this bookcollecting for more than not indeed;twenty years by way of constant but off and on as detailed below.work, The sources from which these materials were derived are thedirectly mainly following. First. own is a storehouse bothMy memory of idiom and for the reason ;vocabulary good that from childhood Ito manhoodearly spoke like those whom I richlived the dialectamong VI PREFACE. Limerick and Cork andof. indeed to some extent it still in the ofspeak colloquial language life.everyday I have also drawn on ourpretty largely Anglo- Irish Folk of which I have aSongs great incollection, and onpartly my memory partly sheets for often reflect; theyprinted faithfully our Dialect. Second. I wrote aEighteen years ago (1892) short letter which was inserted in all thenearly and inIrish of thosenewspapers very many outside inten-Ireland,published announcing my tion to write a book on andDialect,Anglo-Irish for collections of dialectical words andasking In to this I received aresponsephrases. very number of communications from all large parts of as well as from outside evenIreland, Ireland, from and New Zealand allAmerica, Australia, andmore or less to the thepoint, showing great interest taken in the Theirwidespread subject. of course varied butgreatly ; manyimportance valuable. I at the end of thewere very give book an list of those contributors :alphabetical and I the most of themacknowledge important the book.throughout of Irish writers ofThird. The works novels, Irish life inandstories, peasantessays depicting the are made to in dialect.which speakpeople of these are mentioned inSome I.,Chapter and others are the book asquoted throughout occasion requires. PKEFACE. Vll Printed articles and onFourth. pamphlets of Dialect. Ofthe Anglo-Irishspecial subject that I have come across arethese the principal the : following ' The Provincialisms of Belfast and Surround- District out and Davidcorrected/ing pointed by Patterson. (1860.) ' ofRemarks on the Irish Dialect the English D.C.L. andA. LL.D.Hume,Language/ by (1878.) 'A of Words in in Countiesuse theGlossary of Antrim and Wm.Down/ Patterson,by Hugh M.R.I.A. a indeed(1880) large pamphlet might be called a book. ' ' ' Colonel O'Critical : aDon't, Pat/ by very and useful little marred agood pamphlet, by silly title which turns the wholeup perpetually through till the reader sick of it.pamphlet gets (1885.) 'A List of Peculiar "Words and Phrases at one ' time in in :use and SouthArmagh Donegal D. A. Simmons. This List was anno-by (1890.) tated at the of whoMr.me, Simmons,by request at or about that President of the Irishwas, time, National Teachers' Association. A Series of Six Articles on The inUnf/lish ' Ireland in The Educationalby myself, printed Dublin.Gazette'; (1890.) 'The the Rev .WilliamAnglo-Irish Dialect/ by Burke Irish in(an ;priest residing Liverpool) '* in The Irish Ecclesiastical Record.published for 1896. A and whichjudicious scholarly essay, I have often used.very