Thirty Two Words for Field
The Irish language has thirty-two words for field. Geamhar -is a field of corn-grass; Tuar is a field for cattle at night, while a Cathairin is a field with a fairy-dwelling in it. The richness of Irish as a language that has been so closely tied to the natural landscape offered our ancestors a rounder, fuller and at times, more magical way of seeing the world before us. This in fascinating and beautiful designed book of how language shapes our ways of seeing and being, we are asked to consider the sublime beauty and profound oddness of the ancient tongue that has been spoken on this island for almost 3,000 years. In Thirty-Two Words for Field, Manchan Magan meditates on these words - and the nuances of a way of life that is disappearing with them. This is a book anyone with an interest in the Irish language and culture will adore and talk about all year.
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Hardback approx. 22x14x2cm