06 Dec '17, 5pm

#Golf NEWS :Seamus Power embraces his Irish heritage

Seamus Power says most people don't realize that there is an Irish language. Or, Gaeilge, to be more precise. "I sometimes tell people and they think I'm kidding," he says. "They think it's just a way of speaking English with a funny Irish accent." Actually, Gaeilge is the first and official language of Ireland, recognized by the European Union. Irish uses the same alphabet as other European countries and the United States, but the phonetics are very different. It also has its own font. Many of the words bear little resemblance to English or Spanish or other more common languages, Power says. Sentence structure is different from English, too. Instead of "My name is Seamus Power," he says the Irish way would be "Seamus Power is my name." So in Gaeilge, he would write: Seamus de paor ainm dom. (The phonetics simply don't translate well on paper or the Internet, though, so we...

Full article: https://www.pgatour.com/beyond-the-ropes/2017/12/06/seamu...

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