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     Irish Engilsh for the non-Irish

The following text file is a 20-page introduction to Irish English for students and scholars from outside Ireland who are interested in the subject. It can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

  Irish English for the non-Irish

The following two texts deal with issues which are not always clear to outsiders: (i) the types of R found in Ireland and (ii) the nature of the fricative t (or slit t) in Irish English, heard in words like but or city.

  R in Irish English

  Irish English slit t