Gabriel Rosenstock Joins His N...

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Gabriel Rosenstock Joins His Nephew Mario To Talk Cows In Classrooms And The Saving Of The Irish Language

Ruth Devaney
Ruth Devaney

3:33 PM - 13 Oct 2019

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Joining Mario this week for this week`s profile interview was Mario`s Uncle Gabriel Rosenstock!

Gabriel Rosenstock is an Irish writer who works in the Irish language. A member of Aosdána, he is a poet, playwright, haikuist, tankaist, essayist, and author/translator of over 180 books!

He is a lover of the Irish language and has given translations for some english words today that may not have had a translation! Example below!

Escalators = staighrí beo ( the moving stairs)

And if the escalators are broken? Ta na staighrí beo "marbh"!

He has unconventional ways of examples of how the Irish Lanuguage should be taught. Mario asked Gabriel how he would teach Irish in Ireland?

The first thing I would do is to bring a cow into the classroom, to learn words you must know what the word means. Bóthar actually means a cow...passing another cow, Bó Thar Bó.  You would remember that word and you would remember the cow too!

Gabriel shared more of his musings with us this morning much to our listener's delight who were fascinated with Gabriel's take on the language and learning!

Gabriel released  his new book "Walk with Gandhi: Bóthar na Saoirse", this is a unique project  to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi featuring poetry by Gabriel and art by Kashmiri artist Masood Hussain, available now on Amazon and bookstores nationwide.

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