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    “The Emergence of Modern Irish” - DIAS Lecture Series

    The
    Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
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    Prof Ruairí Ó hUiginn
    (Maynooth University)
    “The Emergence of Modern Irish”
    20th November 2015



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    Is this about language? For a second I thought this meant they had lots of ancient DNA from Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krefter View Post
    Is this about language? For a second I thought this meant they had lots of ancient DNA from Ireland.
    It's about languge yes, specifically "Late Modern Irish" which is basically the current language, though some authors such as Ó Bearra talks about transition from "Traditional Late Modern Irish" to "Non-Traditional Late Modern Irish"

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    "Late modern Irish and the dynamics of language change and language death."
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    Came across the following Master’s Thesis, University of Utrecht

    Interesting the supervisor is Peter Schrijver

    Norse loanwords in Old and Middle Irish
    A semantic analysis of the Irish-Norse (language) contact situation


    http://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstrea...pdf?sequence=2

    Came across it here:
    http://www.medievalists.net/2014/12/...-middle-irish/

    Some mention of GallGoídel etc within first part of text (naturally), here is the table of contents

    Introduction 4
    Chapter one: General historical overview of the contact between the Norse and
    the Irish 6
     1.1. Irish society before the arrival of the Vikings 6
    1.1.1. Social structures and economy 6
    1.1.2. Kingship 7
     1.2. The early raids 9
     1.3. Identity of the Vikings 12
    1.3.1. The origin of the raiders 12
    1.3.2. Viking Age society 14
    1.3.3. Leaving Norway 15
     1.4. Scandinavian settlements 18
    1.4.1. Early settlements 18
    1.4.2. Character of the settlements 19
     1.5. Irish-Norse contact situations 21
    1.5.1. Economical 21
    1.5.2. Political 22
    1.5.3. Social 22
     1.6. The language contact situation 25

    Chapter two: Semantic analysis 28
     2. 1. Semantic category: Shipping 29
    2.1.1. Pre-Viking shipping in Ireland 29
    2.1.2. Norse shipping 30
    2.1.3. Norse shipping words in Old and Middle Irish 31
    2.1.3.1. Types of ships 31
    2.1.3.2. Fixed ship parts 36
    2.1.3.3. Unfixed ship parts 39
    2.1.3.4. Verbs connected to shipping 40
    2.1.4. Conclusion 41
     2.2. Semantic category: Animals 42
    2.2.1. Norse words for animals in Old and Middle Irish 43
    2.2.2. Conclusion 46
     2.3. Semantic category: Food production and diet 47
    2.3.1. Irish food production and diet 47
    2.3.2. Norse food production and diet 48
    2.3.3. Norse words for food in Old and Middle Irish 49
    2.3.4. Conclusion 52
     2.4. Semantic category: Society 53
    2.4.1. Norse words connected to society in Old and Middle Irish 53
    2.4.1.1. Professions 53
    2.4.1.2. People 55
    2.4.1.3. Satire 56
    2.4.1.4. Other words connected to society 58
    2.4.2. Conclusion 59
     2.5. Semantic category: Commerce 61
    2.5.1. Norse words connected to commerce in Old and Middle Irish 61
    2.5.2. Conclusion 62
     2.6. Semantic category: Clothing and body 63
    2.6.1. Norse words for clothing and body ornaments in Old and
    Middle Irish 63
    2.6.2. Norse words connected to the body in Old and Middle Irish 66
    2.6.3. Conclusion 66
     2.7. Semantic category: Housing 68
    2.7.1. Irish houses 68
    2.7.2. Norse houses 68
    2.7.3. Norse words connected to housing in Old and Middle Irish 69
    2.7.4. Conclusion 72
     2.8. Semantic category: Geography 73
    2.8.1. The Irish landscape 73
    2.8.2. Norse geographical words in Old and Middle Irish 73
    2.8.3. Conclusion 74
     2.9. Semantic category: Warfare 75
    2.9.1. Irish weapons 75
    2.9.2. Norse weapons 75
    2.9.3. Viking Influence of Irish weaponry 76
    2.9.4. Norse words connected to warfare in Old and Middle Irish 77
    2.9.4. Conclusion 80
     2.10. Semantic category: Utensils 81
    2.10.1 Craftsmanship 81
    2.10.2. Norse words for utensils in Old and Middle Irish 81
    2.10.3. Conclusion 84

    Conclusion 85
    Bibliography 89
    Appendix 1: The database 95
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