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Thread #66835   Message #1114705
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Ryan
12-Feb-04 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pogue Mahone
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pogue Mahone

There's no doubt at all but that lots of words have moved from English to Irish - and vice versa, so to speak! I'm no expert but I know it can be very difficult to establish whether a given case is genuine or represents a "back-creation" where the sound or, sometimes, spelling of a word suggests an origin from another language when, in fact, its either coincidence or something that developed in both languages from a third, common root.