AILO Workshop in Longford

At the end of the year, I had the pleasure to lead a workshop at Scoil Mhuire Longford in preparation for the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO). Students from Longford and Roscommon came together to solve linguistic puzzles. Among others, we had a look at Pali, a literary language related to Sanskrit, ancestor of North Indian languages such as Hindi, and Old Norse, the language of the Vikings, ancestor of North Germanic languages such as Swedish.

The national final of AILO will take place in March 2024 at Dublin City University, the international final in July 2024 in Brazil’s capital Brasília. More information about AILO can be found here.

Best of luck to all students who try out for the finals – hope to see you in Dublin this March! 🍀 📝