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Old December 20th, 2007, 8:19 pm
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TheInvisibleF: I was in Dooagh, Achill Island. Didn't get to do Scoil Acla at the time for language but I really would have liked to. I can't think of any of the combinations at the moment but as I run into them I'll post them. Although I do think the accents throw me off quite a bit (I never got very far in French). The ones you put up have been a help already. Thanks! And I will be sure to keep reading.

As for the Gaeltacht in Canada, I believe the place is Erinsville in Ontario I've also been told there's some communities in the maritimes that speak some gaelic, but I am unsure as to whether it's Irish or Scot's gaelic. My school motto was also in gaelic (Scot's): Mo shùile togam suas.


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Old December 20th, 2007, 8:47 pm
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Achill? Oh one of my friend's housemates is from there and I believe my mam has family out there too. When we were in secondary school I believe a few people from my class went to Acla and said there was a lot of emphasis on watersports.

Glad to be helping. Now about the accents. We call them fadas, short for síneadh fada [sheen-a fod-a (imagine one of those awful camp tv German accents saying father)]. A fada makes the sound long and pretty much changes the sound of the vowel in question.
Take cárta (card). car -tah (long A Ist then Short A)
Leamh (dull) [layv] and Léamh (to read) [lay-iv].

IMPORTANT: If anyone else has better phoenetic spellings please feel free to point them out.


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Old December 23rd, 2007, 2:00 pm
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Your phonetics are great

Nollaig shona duit (NO-Lihg HO-nuh ghwich)> Happy Christmas

Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit (AH-vlee ihn fwee WAH-shuh wich)> A prosperous and pleasant Christmas

Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit (AH vlee-ihn fwee WAH-shuh Heev)> A prosperous new year


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Old December 24th, 2007, 10:24 pm
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Thanks, InvisibleF! I'm gonna check those sites out, and do my best to learn the language, while searching for a class. (I'm already studying Italian, Spanish, French, and Japanese, with Irish and Chinese next on my list.)


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Old December 27th, 2007, 8:16 am
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I thought it was Gaelic and Gaelige was for Scotland? I don't really know, but I think it be pretty neat to speak Ireland's language. I found this site not to long ago might be useful, although it doesnt show how to pronounce things.

http://www.wordgumbo.com/ie/cel/iri/erengiri.htm


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Old December 27th, 2007, 4:09 pm
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Tá súim agam go raibh Nollag mhaith ag gach duine. I hope everyone had a good Christmas.

A short recap of the phrases put up here so far:
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Dia Duit Hello [Dee-ah Gwitch]
Dia 's Muire Duit Response to 'Dia Duit' [dee iss murah gwitch]
Slán Goodbye [Slawn].
Is mise TheInvisibleFiend I'm TheInvisibleFiend [Iss mish'a ...]
Go raibh maith agut thanks [said guh rev maw a'gut]
Tá fáilte romhat, you're welcome [Taw fall-cha row'ut]
Fia deer [fee-ah]
Nollaig shona duit Happy Christmas (NO-Lihg HO-nuh ghwich)
Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit A prosperous and pleasant Christmas
[AH-vlee ihn fwee WAH-shuh wich]
Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit/doibh A prosperous new year (singular/plural) [AH vlee-ihn fwee WAH-shuh Gwitch/ Heev]
I'm not really sure about the language spoken in Scotland. All I know is we call our one Gaeilge and the Scotish one Scots Gaelic. It would be interesting if they have it the other way around! Wikipedia refers to it as Scottish Gaelic though. (Thanks for the site, by the way)

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Old December 29th, 2007, 8:38 pm
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Dia duit. Is mise Padraig O' Mórain. Ta mé i ma honi(sp?) I mBéal Fearstie.

any spelling help in "I live" would be great i never could spell it in school

Gee-a Ditch. Iss misha Padrag O Mor-ine. Ta may i mah hone-ee eh mael First-ya


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Old December 30th, 2007, 12:33 pm
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Dia 's muire duit, a Phadraig. Litríonn tú "mo chónaí". Is é "cónaí" an focail ach athríonn sé mar seo:
mo chónaí (my residence)
do chónaí (your residence)
a chónaí (his residence)
a cónaí (her residence)
bhúr gcónaí (our residence)
ár gcónaí (year residence)
a gcónaí (their residence)

Tá Gaeilge an ait acu in Uladh! Bhí leachtoir agam an seimeastar seo chaite agus is as Tír Chonail a bhí sé. Ní raibh fhios agam cad a bhí sé a rá.


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Old December 30th, 2007, 5:10 pm
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I know that had something to do with Ulster, im not entirely good at it, i can pronunceate, as far a i can tell its about learning it in Donegal for a term, But you didnt finish them, i think


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Old December 31st, 2007, 2:04 am
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Well the caighdean is the caighdean. [caighdean = standard Irish] We're all meant to spell things the same way but then in the canuints they speak things differently to how it's written and I know that leads to confusion when it comes to writing. Ar d'fholaim tú Gaeilge sa Gaeltacht amhain nó an ndearna tú é don GCSE? What did I not finish?


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Old December 31st, 2007, 6:06 pm
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You done a Gaeltach Course but you didnt do a GCSE? possibly

I know many of the common terms, its the filler in words that get me... stupid words


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Old December 31st, 2007, 6:26 pm
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dia duit
is mise aoibheann ta me i mo chonai i iur cinn tra co. dun. Rinne me geilige do mo gcses ach bhi se dha bahain... erm ago.
haha i loved irish but can hardly remember especially writing it thats why all those spellings are so bad.


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Old January 1st, 2008, 1:39 pm
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Dia duit! Agus Ard Mhacha abu!

I have my GCSE (A*, if you don't mind, and top of my year!), that was ... lets see, 4 years ago! But I never got to the Gaeltacht, and thats something I've regretted ever since.

BTW eowyn_weasley, I think that 'ago' is "ó chin". If thats wrong, I wouldn't be surprised though!

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Old January 1st, 2008, 5:55 pm
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Luigi: I meant did you just learn from being in the Gaeltacht or did you have the chance to learn in school.

eowyn: Rinne me Gaeilge do mo GCSE ach bhi se dha bhlian ó shin. (ceapaim)

Geezer: Don't bother the man with the limp's son and the man with the limp's son won't bother you!
The second one is said by a woman with two suitors. Tig is from the verb tagann or to come. One suitor cames often and she calls him 'minic a thig' (she doesn't really care about him) and the other doesn't come very often so she calls him 'minic nach dtig' (he's the one she likes). It's something along the lines of:
The one who comes and the one who doesn't come
Welcome the one who doesn't come.
It's a pity that the one that doesn't come
doesn't come half so often as the one that comes.

Or something along those lines. We had a different version.

Anyone know this seanfhocail: duirt bean liom go duirt bean lei go bhaca sí a bhean a chuala bhean a rá go raibh Seamasín Bheag ar Mhisce.

Ná bí buartha faoin litríocht daoine! Táim ag deanamh Gaeilge san Olscoile agus nílim soleir ag scriobh anseo. Tá an cleachta an-tabhachtach don aon teanga.


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Nah, i only learnt in school, i didnt go to the Gealteach, cause I was on holiday when it was on


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Old January 1st, 2008, 7:59 pm
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ah mar a duirt mé, ná bí buartha. Is iontach an ais iad na cursaí gaeltachta chun Gaeilge a foghlaim in áit nadurtha. Ach ní deireadh an domhain é mura raibh an seans agat dul. Is feidir leat dul ar laentha saoire nó chun Gaeilge a foghlaim i cursa do daoine fasta tar eis an scoil. Ná dean dearmad nach bhfuil an Gaeilge sa Gaeltacht amhain. Níl tú ag cailleadh (?) rud mura raibh tú ann.


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The second one is said by a woman with two suitors. Tig is from the verb tagann or to come. One suitor cames often and she calls him 'minic a thig' (she doesn't really care about him) and the other doesn't come very often so she calls him 'minic nach dtig' (he's the one she likes). It's something along the lines of:
The one who comes and the one who doesn't come
Welcome the one who doesn't come.
It's a pity that the one that doesn't come
doesn't come half so often as the one that comes.

Or something along those lines. We had a different version..
We were taught this one when one of my classmates who , well, didn't show up very often, sauntered into class, late, one day "welcome to you who comes here often, welcome to you who comes here not so often, its a pity that you who comes here not so often can't come here half as often as you who comes here often." Didn't know it had anything to do with a widow though.


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Anyone know this seanfhocail: duirt bean liom go duirt bean lei go bhaca sí a bhean a chuala bhean a rá go raibh Seamasín Bheag ar Mhisce


Ná bí buartha faoin litríocht daoine! Táim ag deanamh Gaeilge san Olscoile agus nílim soleir ag scriobh anseo. Tá an cleachta an-tabhachtach don aon teanga
Hmm... way over my head, this one. Never heard it before, but here goes... a woman said to me that a woman said to her that she saw a woman... cant get the rest.

The other;
Don't be sorry (something about a book or writing)...Doing irish in high school... something, writing now...(I don't understand this) something about importance of practice...?

Thats a pretty weak effort, but cut me some slack, Its years since I done this sort of thing


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Old January 2nd, 2008, 1:20 pm
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I think I got the order of my seanfhocail wrong but it's something along the lines of 'a woman told me that a woman told her that she saw a woman who heard a woman saying that young Seamás was drunk'. So it's meant to be about passing on rumours. The other bit wasn't a riddle. I was just saying that people shouldn't be worried about mistakes in their Irish. Unlike the rest of ye I haven't been away from the language (I kept it on as a first year subject) and I still make millions of mistakes.


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Duirt bean liom go nduirt bean leí


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yeah... grammer is not my thing... ach deanaim iarraidh, ar aon nós.


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