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2015-02-17 22:36:54
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BBC Mondays at 10pm
I managed to miss the first episode of the new BBC 2 Gaeilge TV series on the northern hills but of course, as Aidy points out, you can catch up on BBC Player provided you live north of the border. There are many advantages to life "South of the Border, down Mexico way" which soften the absence of the the BBC Player but these matters should not concern us now. Our superior talents in the nether regions need hardly be shoved in their faces no matter how great the sleight. Why the Beeb can't permit us to continue to soak up their IdirNed material free of charge, as they have always done with their TV signals, I cannot say. But it has occured to me that they may not want us back after all.
Next episode: Monday @ 10pm

Two thoughts on the Ulster hills "trí Gaeilge".
1(a)Scotland was conquered by the Irish a long time ago. When you drive around the highlands you realise: "Crumbs! This place is ours. All the signs are in Irish!" So it is supremely ironic that our own Scottish descendents were subsequently re-planted in Ulster by the Stuarts. What you have in Ulster is a whole mess of Celts with identical genes parroting each other's steam. No wonder the Norman/Saxons are bemused.
(b) Part of parroting the other's steam up north involves the recognition not just of Irish Irish but also Scot's Gaelic, which is really just Irish Irish mispronounced with only a handful of additions (such as calling intellectually challenged children "wee dafties")
2. My well meaning parents sent me to a school where all subjects other than English were taught in Irish Irish. I wasn't too bad at translating Latin into English but I then had to translate the English into Irish, a language where the plural of "woman" is an anagram of "man"; where words change depending of whether you own the thing or are doing something to it; a language where haitches are inserted randomly. It was a torment that I cannot ever let go, even if I weaken my people's claim to recover the lost Scottish hills.
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