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Middle Irish

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Pronunciation  [ˈɡɯːʝeɫɡ]
Native to  Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man
Era  Evolved into Early Modern Irish/Classical Gaelic about the 12th century
Language family  Indo-European Celtic Insular Celtic Goidelic Middle Irish
Early forms  Primitive Irish Old Irish
Writing system  Latin (Gaelic alphabet)

Middle Irish (sometimes called Middle Gaelic) is the Goidelic language which was spoken in Ireland, most of Scotland and the Isle of Man from the 10th to 12th centuries; it is therefore a contemporary of late Old English and early Middle English. The modern Goidelic languages—Irish, Scottish and Manx—are all descendants of Middle Irish.

The Lebor Bretnach, the "Irish Nennius", survives only from manuscripts preserved in Ireland; however, Thomas Owen Clancy has argued that it was written in Scotland, at the monastery in Abernethy.

References

Middle Irish Wikipedia


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