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Teach TC Irish! -- The Thread

Lyri

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Keanoite agrees: or my personal favourite...He's out, so he is...love it when I aunt says that!
OMG! YES! That is exactly how I talk! Or something like:

"That's not right, sure it isn't?"
 

Rowan Hawthorn

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Thats one of the hardest things about learning Irish having being brought up speaking English, all your normal inclinations are pretty much thrown out cuz what applies in English is usually the opposite in Irish.

It's how ost of Irelands place names came about. The English came in and couldn't make head no tail of the Irish language and just Anglized everything.
Heh. Have you seen the Welsh?

Like Dublin would have been known as Dubh Linn
Black what?
 
Kean
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Black Pool...the name was originally given by the vikings

Kean

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OMG! YES! That is exactly how I talk! Or something like:

"That's not right, sure it isn't?"
LOL...I love it! when I was younger I used to get my aunt to just say random sentences for me...so I did...lol
 

UlaGan

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Cool! I'd love to learn Irsh Gaelic too!
I've even got the English-Gaelic, Gaelic -English dictionary, I wish I'd found good grammar book somewhere.

Too bad I can't afford yet travel to Ireland
 

The Chosen

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that was too straightforward...I think I'm going to have to have a brainstorm about the best way to put this across...
How's the brain-stormation goin', K? C'mon, bud, I wanna be Irish-Guy! :lmao:
 
Kean
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I'm working on it..give me a little moe time...you'll be ag caint gaelige go luath

Kean

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TC I am the worst teacher ever but maybe this will help you.

http://twitter.com/caintcampaign

It's a new campaign where people are endeavouring to bring Irish back and get people speaking the language again. Everyday Paul Feeney tweets an Irish lesson. It's really basic stuff but it would be perfect for yourself. I know pronounciation will be an issue but if you want I can give you the pheonetic spelling of each lesson. Just post here what you want pheonetically translated.

This is of if you are still interested in learning ;)

You can also check out the actual site for the campaign here...Home
 

The Chosen

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Aw, you crazy hobo! You remembered my wanting to learn Gaelic. :D

Maybe you aren't such a dumbass! *thinks* No, you really are. But a considerate one.
 
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