Oh, Irish! O, Cymraeg!
Thank you for Irish!! I would love to see Welsh (Cymraeg). Is that ever on your horizon?! Diolch yn fawr.
The Norse Vikings took with them people from Éire when settling Iceland. We still christen our babies Njáll ( Neall) and Brjánn ( Brian) , Patrekur ( Padraig) today and there are many more non nordic concepts used today in Icelandic. It is believed that the Irish taught us to read and write.
Probably, but not for a while. Welsh is the most widely-spoken Celtic language, and the only one that's not endangered, but Irish has the most publicity and the biggest revival movement. It will probably eventually be developed, but languages with more speakers and more geographic distribution will come first, like Arabic, Mandarin, Russian etc.
that's debatable though, isn't it?
I mean 1.7 million people claim they can speak Irish, and only 500,000 people say they can speak welsh.
Then again! 315,000 say they are fluent in Welsh where as probably only 70,000 people are fluent in Irish.
It's all confusing, the census should have a "are you fluent in Irish" box to tick, because people will tick yes as a matter of pride, even with just cupla focail
I didn't realize how old this thread was. I was wondering why peple were talking about this despite having Welsh flags next to their names ;)