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Thread #7921   Message #47124
Posted By: Annraoi Ó Préith
28-Nov-98 - 09:46 PM
Thread Name: Macaronachas / Macaronic Songs. Language mixing
Subject: Macarónachas / Macaronic Songs
Macaronic Songs are songs in which more than one language is used for effect. The phenomenon is well-known in Ireland especially since the Seventeenth Century. However, I am convinced that it exists in other communities where two or more languages / cultures are in contact / conflict. Does anyone out there have any examples of same ? I seems to me to be a very neglected area. Annraoi