Re: Linguistic precedence [was: (TC304.2313)

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 12:51:27 EDT

    Sťamas> In case anyone is (further) confused by this thread, I can only
    Sťamas> reaffirm that the normal name of our language in English, as every
    Sťamas> Irish person will confirm, is "Irish". (Interestingly, in
    Sťamas> Michael's previous response, which arrived before mine, he writes,
    Sťamas> "the rule in Irish is ..." which shows his spontaneous, as
    Sťamas> distinct from contrived, usage.)

    Sťamas> It is a mystery to me why Michael and his partner promote this
    Sťamas> hybrid term, which is both baffling and offensive to those Irish
    Sťamas> people who are aware of it.

So, to be culturally sensitive, we should be using "Irish" and "Scottish" as
opposed to "Irish Gaelic" and "Scottish Gaelic?" What about the English? Do
we still use "Irish English" and "Scottish English?"
Mark Leisher
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