Dé Sathairn 18 Meán Fómhair 2010

A wee hint on Tyrone Irish

Leid Beag # 1, 'a wee hint'. The fundamental aspect of Irish as spoken in Tyrone, is that is is a 'cha' /xa/ dialect.

For example, 'ní raibh mé' (I was not) was 'cha rabh mé' in Tyrone.

Gaelic dialects can be spilt into the language of 'cha' and the language of 'ní' as illustrated in the map opposite. East Ulster, Scotland and Mann use 'cha', most of Ireland uses 'ní'. To find out more about how to use 'cha' click here.

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