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Thread #91316   Message #1736656
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
09-May-06 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: the word 'dooring' from Lagan Love
Subject: RE: the word 'dooring' from Lagan Love
19th-century English-speakers in Ireland often used "ing" to replace "een" in words that were wavering between English and Irish. For instance, in Dolphin's Barn, where Irish had been spoken 100 years before, people spoke of kippings - small twigs used for setting a fire. The Irish is cipín (pronounced kippeen) and the plural cipíní.