Trouble with Gaelige-English

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Postby Phantas » Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:33 pm

mise wrote:I also have a forum for people wanting to learn Irish. It is aiming at people who speak the Dutch language, but you are welcome to use the English. Hehe yes I am looking for new members :mrgreen:

I would like to bow my head to you and say a big thank you!
I have been looking for a way to convert Gaeilge to Dutch (English was okay but it is soooo difficult if it's not your first language) and this seems a good place...will check out your forum once I have time (as well as your site)!

Again, thank you mise!
(now, for some odd reason I thought you were Dutch but was never I know though LOL!)

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Postby Balor » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:12 am

My experience with trying to learn Irish has brought me face to face with how terribly difficult it is for people to learn English.

Take a standard greeting like "dia dhuit." I have heard this pronounced like "deeyaGut" and "JEEya-Ditch" and both are apparently correct. Because of this lack of standardization, I am told that native speakers of Irish are barely able to understand native speakers of Irish from other parts of the country. Which dialect is a beginning learner of Irish to master?

It would be like a non-native English speaker learning to speak the dialect from the bayous of Louisiana. A lot us in the rest of the US practically need subtitles to understand it.
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Postby irish at heart » Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:40 pm

This topic is a year old now, I think. :lol: It's much easier for me to speak English because that's my native language..I'd love to learn how to speak Gaelic as well as I know English, though. ;)
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