Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Marie Young

...de la Pittsburgh Tribune:

"I don't know how much you can turn someone on by speaking Gaelic," said Jeff "Mac" McCafferty, 49, of Swisshelm Park, who has spent six years trying to master the language.
That hasn't stopped some Pittsburghers from learning the relatively obscure language.
Some want to connect with their Irish heritage. Others study one of the world's oldest languages because of their interest in the culture.

"A lot of the students take the course for personal reasons because they've heard it in music or seen it written down through their relatives," said Marie Young, 29, who teaches five courses at the University of Pittsburgh's Less-Commonly Taught Languages Center...

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