Collection Descriptive Notes:
Eric Hamp discusses the problems of reconstructing the pronunciation of Old Irish texts; for purposes of illustration he reads a story from the Táin. His source material is drawn from the fourth  edition of John Strachan's Old-Irish Paradigms and Selections from the Old-Irish Glosses (revised by Osborn Bergin): Royal Irish Academy (Dublin).
Collection Technical Notes:
Tapes are dubs made in 1968 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from recordings Hamp did in 1967 in Copenhagen at Gareth Dunleavy's behest. They were subsequently donated to the LLA by Mr. Hamp. WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.
Hamp, Eric P.