I’m legitimately aghast at this assessment of Celtic language revival efforts.
You honestly believe Yeats/Celtic Revival ‘invented’ the Irish language? That Welsh or Gaelic are composite doodles drafted up into reality by amnesiacs and hallucinations?
Actually, I wrote a book arguing the opposite. Yours is a Bad Take.
I can’t imagine how you get from criticising the 8th repeal to describing the Irish language as a hallucinogenic swill brewed up for emotionally inept culchies …
Oh wait I know how.
Ergo, those giving out about “authentic” or “imaginary”, “natural” or “fake”, are the ones least positioned to proffer evaluation or judgment.