Nice to see you again!
I'll reply mainly in English so not to have to duplicate in two languages!
I think it's just a natural quietness in this section...things go through cycles of activity, ebb an flow and natural lulls, just as the seasons - and people come and go too: you were away for a while, I've been madly busy and not devoting time to posting in here, Megli gone onto other things, Kernos, DaRC and others too but most of us are still around. So if you want to post topics, feel free! It just takes someone to start the ball rolling again.
I think on the Old Irish front, that these posts are probably the most directly relevant for anyone wishing to investigate things that are more contemporary (within range) of ancient druidry and the society in which it survived longest . eg. the language, the cultural values of people, the traditions not just of writing and storytelling of epic myth, but also the inherent values and social organisation, beliefs within those myths; are very relevant, so I'd rather leave them here where people can access them if they wish...along with all the the posts on online access to manuscripts/translations. I think having things like Táin Bó Cuailnge, Cath Maige Tuired etc in vernacular and translation is really useful for anyone wishing to know of these stories from the texts they came from. I'd probably just leave everything in the Irish forum as I think there's an effort by the admin team to keep down the number of sub-fora and as the OIr ones are so few, I'd say it's probably just easier to leave them here.
I don't think there was ever too much chatting in Nuaghaeilge (modern Irish) - except really between you and me and I'm happy to keep that up if you like? Tá brón orm freisin go bhfuil an mbord seo chomh ciúinn mar a tá sé ach ar an ábhar nuaghaeilge - tá seans againn i gcónaí ár gcomhrá le chéile (agus lé aon daoine eile!)a chur ar tosadh arís! Tá mo chuid Gaeilge an-a "rusty" ar fad agus táim i ngá seans cleachtadh! so más maith leat, lean ar aghaidh!
What do you think about discussing some things in myths? or folklore? I know you have a very strong interest in fairylore (or I understood so anyway) and perhaps that might interest a lot of folks rather than linguistic discussions which limit others from participating because they may not have background to follow them?
One thing I think is relevant to the 'quietness' of this place, is that people have a misconception that it is purely a board for scholars and that's not the case. Far from it. It's just a place where people can share/discuss/read things related to the field of celtic studies and that's a huge area.
Would you consider maybe putting up a few bits of Cornish again sometime? I have never really seen it and I'd be interested to read a passage like the one you posted before.
All the best from the Northern hemisphere!
Nice to see you back - thank God some folks are out of hibernation!!
le gach dea-ghuí,