Catriona

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  • in reply to: Homeschool #44760
    Catriona
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    Thanks to everyone who has given suggestions. Come to think of it, some simple children’s books would probably be the best way to go at first. I would love to let them watch some Bó ag Bogadaí since that is one of their favorite shows and it is very repetitive but I haven’t seen it on TG4 lately. Oh, and I am the one who has been studying for a few years now. If you guys think of any other ideas that would be helpful I would welcome them. Thankyou

    in reply to: Homeschool #44729
    Catriona
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    I’ve been studying for a while now. That’s not my problem, I just don’t know how and in what way to teach it to little kids in a class form. I’ve taught them a word or two in the past and I read Cochaillín Dearg to them (which they love) and the oldest is really interested, they’re apt pupils. Is there a site with work pages or something I can use?

    in reply to: Gaeilge #43580
    Catriona
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    Ok. That’s true. I have to agree with you 🙂

    in reply to: Gaeilge #43578
    Catriona
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    I can see that you feel very strongly about this and I admit that I personally don’t know all that much Irish ( I can just piece together the odd phrase or two) but I should think that that would be acceptable since this is a learner’s forum and I am an American (a double whammy) who has never been to Ireland ( ouch!), so I can’t say all that much on the state of the language in Ireland . But, as I said, no one denies that Irish is in some deep trouble, though it doesn’t seem to be much of a dead elephant in the room since you hear of how much trouble it’s in over and over again. I just think that if you keep focusing on how bad things are you aren’t gonna get much of anywhere. I’m not trying to ignore the trouble, it’s just, if you really believe all of this, what incentive is there to keep learning a hopeless language? What’s the point in trying to keep it going?

    in reply to: Gaeilge #43576
    Catriona
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    I don’t really want to get involved in any sort of argument here and I know that I don’t post on here very often, however, I don’t see why when someone wants to give a little tiny piece of encouragement we jump down his throat in the name of realism. I think we all know that the language is in trouble, really, people have posted here enough about it, but driving away any hope won’t make things better.

    in reply to: Need some feedback on my Irish speaking YouTube channel #43296
    Catriona
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    Do you do any other games? I know my brother plays Call of Duty but he only knows the bits of Irish that I’ve talked to him about. If you did say, Minecraft or something, more of a variety you’d at least get me. 🙂

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