Bradley welcomes new resource for Irish language

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SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh and party spokesperson on the Irish language, Dominic Bradley has welcomed the online publication of the new English-Irish dictionary www.focloir.ie

Bradley welcomed the news

Commenting on the new dictionary Mr Bradley said, “This new resource will be welcomed by both Irish speakers and those learning the language.

“The dictionary will be gradually expanded on-line to a total of 40,000 words with thousands of sample phrases, and, when complete will be published in hard-copy version in two years time.

“With greater emphasis on electronic media the on-line version of the dictionary can be continually expanded to match the ever-changing needs of speakers and learners in respect of the speech of the Gaeltacht and current use of English in Ireland.

Bradley added, “The availability of the three major dialects of Irish with accompanying sound files will be an added resource to users of the dictionary. I congratulate Foras Na Gaeilge on developing the project to its present level and look forward to further developments.”


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