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Subject: Re: [DNA] Sorting the Irish via DNA
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:53:38 +0000 (UTC)
In-Reply-To: <2E553A2580664A9391F7EE2E8B3BBB0A@elizabethod>


I'm not sure how much it matters, but when you refer to the 'Fourth Irish Modal', which group are you talking about?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth O'Donoghue" <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:28:09 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [DNA] Sorting the Irish via DNA

In contrast, the South Irish modal, which contains 4 distinct off modal
markers from the AMH at 37, contains a vast majority of Irish, with a
smattering of British Isles and very few continentals, with the unknown
origins invariably having Irish or BI surnames. I think that's a major
reason why the four main modals are just that - because they are strongly
Irish. That's why I don't think the 'Fourth Irish modal' is terribly
significant, since it seems too broad to be helpful.

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