Craic Baby: Dispatches from a Rising Language
'Craic' is an Irish word that means 'fun' with a bit of an unusual history. The Scots and English word 'crack' was borrowed into Irish as 'craic' in the 1970s, and then reborrowed into English with the Irish spelling. Craic Baby is a fascinating and fun book that takes a unique and modern look at the Irish language and its relationship to Irish society today. From the author of the best-seller Motherfocloir, Darach O Seaghdha writes from a personal perspective, telling us about the recent birth of his daughter and how watching a child learning how to communicate changes how you think about language. Where Motherfocloir was steeped in history and set against a father-son relationship, Craic Baby hinges on his new father-daughter relationship. It's a thought-provoking read filled with history and humour, the perfect book for any lover of language and etymology.
Who wrote it?
Darach O Seaghdha is creator of the brilliant Twitter account @theirishfor
How does it come?
Paperback 21 x 14 x 2 cm approx.
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