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Bearla Lagair Na Saor

Bearla Lagair Na Saor (shortened to Bearla Lagair) or Masons' gibberish is a secret language (cant) used by stonemasons, mainly in Ireland and The Low Countries. It was still in regular use in The UK and Ireland up until the 1980s although there are stonemasons who still hold and use the language today and The Guild has direct connections with some of these individuals. 

 

Bearlish, the distinct argot spoken by the Guild Master and his contemporaries is rooted primarily in Bearla Lagair Na Saor.  

 

Speakers of Bearla Lagair, as with Bearlish, do not use the name of the argot, referring to it instead as the 'bine' (masons' talk or mason language). 

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