Eh? What’s That, You Say?

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Ear trumpets. Wikimedia CommonsEar trumpets. Wikimedia Commons

Now we’ll listen to some things besides music that are heard in IrishFirebrands. When I started totting them up, I gave up after I’d found 125. Adding them to the more than 90 times that music is mentioned, means that the Parallel Universe of Irish Firebrands is a very noisy place!

Sounds were made by people, birds, beasts, storms, machines, electronic gadgets, fires, and even foods.

In reference to hearing dialects, you can hear some of the differences between Ulster, Connacht, and Munster Irish by visiting http://www.abair.tcd.ie/ and copying and pasting Irish vocabulary from my Learn Irish page (click on these text links, or the sub-menus Words, Phrasesand Names) into the speech generator (they have an English version tab for those who don’t speak Gaeilge).

Here are the first 50 of the non-music sounds:

  1. “You’ll hear Connacht Irish in the village. There are…

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