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LOLLLLL, now my head’s pickled :-). I just found a contact who has the entire series of Irish on your own on mp3. This series is very highly recommended here and formed a basis for local educationalists when delivering Irish classes, so I’m diving right in.
Thanks everyone for the input I’m taking it all on board. I’m feeding all these alternatives into
It’s a great site for someone like me. ,
you’re covering all your bases, with that approach you should make good progress. I’ve managed to find mp3s from the ‘Irish on Your Own’ course, also called ‘Now you;re talking’ which is Ulster irish and it’s a big help. Yes an evening class is where I get to ask silly questions, like why can’t I distinguish t from d from v from b ????? You really have to listen. Even though normal speech is so fast that all four sounds seem the same it’s important to know what they are supposed to sound like :-).
Good luck to you too
Aonghus. Go ndéanna a mhaith duit
Love the book and the site thanks for the link. I think Fionn will love it too
Barra and Lughaidh, thanks, I’ll run it past his teacher in the morning.
Go riabh mile maith agat. yes well spotted and I should have mentioned it, Ulster Irish indeed. I jumped right in and tried Pimsleur and Rosetta and found both of them very impressive and the two methods worked really well, Pimsleur is not at all visual just cleverly constructed drills that work, Rosetta is both and very engaging but both are based on the Munster dialect. I have still learned some but need to focus on the Ulster dialect.
My dad had a gold fíanna and my mum taught it but it was never offered to me. Probably would have treated it like just another chore to be honest. I’m pleasantly surprised at how poetic and eloquent it is.
So does any one have an Ulster version? Based on the above I’m suggesting this
Bhfuil cead agam féachaint ar chartùin, a Dheaideo.
Yesterday I told him to ask me in Gaeilc and he, thought about it, remembered that he asks for juice or milk in Irish by saying , ‘I would like milk’ so he quickly adapted that to ” I would like cartoons Granda ” and he said it in Irish of course. I was chuffed with him, he’s only 5.
So any more takers on an Ulster version or am I close enough ?
And I appreciate you all taking the time
Thanks for that, my class teacher is going to sit down with me and have a look at the courses I’m studying and I’ll see what she thinks of them.
Go raibh maith agat, is deas bualadh leat.
No No success with me either. Can’t listen to them and downloading the ‘linked file as’ produces an unusable .ra file. I have up to date real player etc.
No I’ve not tried Version 4 but have tried version 3 and found the ‘immersive’ technique ideal. I was able to retain what I had worked through and better still was able to understand what was spoken to me, so I’d recommend it EXCEPT that it’s not the Ulster dialect and as a beginner in Belfast, trying to support my grandson at Gaelscoil I’m worried about getting me and him confused as I don’t know how much variation there is between Ulster and Munster. BTW I also found the Pimsleur method equally good at ‘immersing’ me in the language while I was learning and it doesn’t feel like a drill or a chore, the included grammatical explanations are slipped in at appropriate times. Again it’s not Ulster dialect 🙁