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Robert Phoenix 
Posted: 27-Mar-2008, 05:40 PM
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I had asked a company rep about the Rosetta Stone language series doing a set of CD's on Irish gaelic (They already have Welsh). This was about a year ago and it appears there are enough people asking ofr it. I recieved an email today that they have several levels to work from. I've had no experience with these language study courses. Has anybody here tried any of them and how good are they? The link is here

http://www.rosettastone.com/personal/languages/irish


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Posted: 27-Mar-2008, 09:55 PM
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I have the Danish Rosetta Stone. It is pretty good. I lived in Denmark last year and, while I didn't finish the course, I was surprised at how much I was able to pick out words in general conversation and get the drift of what was going on. The beginning is really slow but after learning numbers it starts going faster and you feel you are accomplishing more. It is an expensive program though.
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Posted: 28-Mar-2008, 06:56 AM
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That's great.

I tried using Rosetta Stone to for Latin American Spanish once. I wasn't impressed, but then again it could;ve been that I just wasn't really into it. It seemed to just jump into learning words, but giving no background as to how to and why to pronounce them.

I might just give this a shot though, because I've heard nothing but good things from others.


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Posted: 28-Mar-2008, 09:38 AM
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this rosseta product does it just teach sounds? or would it teach you also
how to decipher the cryptic written vernacular of the language... i can mimic sounds but when i see the written gaelic of any type i go ....HUH???? how do you pronounce that!!!

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PHRASE: Ticead amhain go dti an Gaillaimh, le do thoil
PRONOUNCED: tick-aid ah-wann guh dee on gall-yibh leh duh hull
MEANING: One ticket to Galway please

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PHRASE: De reir a cheile a thogtar na caisleain!
PRONOUNCED: deh rare ah kay-lee a hug-tar nah cosh-lawn
MEANING: It takes time to build castles!


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Posted: 28-Mar-2008, 12:06 PM
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There are several modules for each lesson. There is one where 4 picutres come up and a phrase is written and spoken and you have to match the correct picture to the phrase. The is the opposite where the show a picture and 4 phrases/words. There is one where there is nothing written, just audio and the pictures; one with just words and no audio; one where you type in the phrase after the audio; and one where you speak the phrase after the speaker. So you get a lot of repetition in different modes, which is good. Just be aware of local dialects. Rosetta stone only teaches the high/standard method and you can hit some snags when you go into local areas.
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