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" An acquaintance with the Gaelic, being the Mother Tongue of all the the Languages in the West, seems necessary to every Antiquary who would study the affinity of Languages, or trace the migrations of the ancient races of Mankind. "
An Analysis of the Galic Language - Page xv
by William Shaw - 1778 - 171 pages
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The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by ..., Volume 3

Ossian - 1807
...mother tongue of all the languages in the west, seems necessary to every antiquary who would study the affinity of languages, or trace the migrations...attention of the learned in different parts of Europe; and shall its beauties be neglected by those who have opportunities, from their infancy, of understanding...
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Transactions [ed. by T. O'Flanagan.].

Gaelic society of Dublin - 1808
...Mother Tongue of all the the Languages in the West, seems necessary to every Antiquary who would study the affinity of Languages, or trace the migrations of the ancient races of Mankind." And yet, it is the only Language left untaught or unstudied, which can be of use to the Classic Scholar,...
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Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Dublin: Established for the ..., Volume 1

Gaelic Society of Dublin - 1808 - 400 pages
...Mother Tongue of all the the Languages in the West, seems necessary to every Antiquary who would study the affinity of Languages, or trace the migrations of the ancient races of Mankind." And yet, it is the only Language left untaught or unstudied, which can be of use to the Classic Scholar,...
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Our Own Language: An Irish Initiative

Gabrielle Maguire - 1991 - 256 pages
...necessary to every antiquary who would study the affinity of languages, or trace the migrations of ancient races of mankind; of late it has attracted...attention of the learned in different parts of Europe . . . Shall Irishmen alone remain insensible? Pioneers of the Irish Revival in Belfast worked zealously...
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The Grammar of Empire in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Janet Sorensen, Henrik V. Sorensen - 2000 - 318 pages
...mother-tongue of all the languages in the west, seems necessary to every Antiquary who would study the affinity of languages, or trace the migrations of the ancient races" (xxiii), we see that if Gaelic is one of many "local" languages incorporated into a "global" British...
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