Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 17:48:14 -0500

From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM

Subject: %Irish speech

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 10:14:22 -0700 (PDT)

From: MOBAC Library Cooperative mobachq[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

To: stumpers list stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Subj: Irish slang

Can anyone recommend any titles that would contain Irish phrases,

expressions, slang, colloquiallisms, etc. in English. Patron is

writing a book and wants to have characters talk authentically "Irish"

- I think he's actually looking for dialect.

Rosy Brewer

There are books and recordings for actors who need to put on various

accents; the main Minneapolis library has a number of them, but you

should be able to find them at a library closer to you.

I'm forwarding this to the American Dialect Society list; it's not

their territory, but someone there may be able to suggest suitable


Dan Goodman


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