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AnSionnachRua  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 23rd Semi-Occasional Quote Thread

Karl Gottlob Küttner on the Irish language:

    It is very guttural, even more so than the Zürich dialect, and quite unpleasant to the ear.

- from Poor Green Erin: German Travel Writers' Narratives on Ireland from Before the 1798 Rising to After the Great Famine, edited and translated by Peter Lang.

I remember Death Without Weeping. I actually read very little of it; it's quite a tome, and I can only hate Nestle so much.

On a more serious note, I did very much enjoy some of Nancy Scheper-Hughes' work on the illegal organs trade. She came to the Anthropology Association of Ireland convention back in 2012 while I was doing my master's; she was tiny but really nice, and gave me some recommendations about what I was studying at the time.

Man, that was a long time ago. I should read some anthro work again.