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Montie, druid at heart 
Posted: 10-Oct-2006, 11:19 AM
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Hello all. I am new to this but have always enjoyed the music. Some of the CDs I have has songs in gaelic and I have always wanted to try to start learning some gaelic but have never taken the time. Any suggestions on how to start or where to go? I need to keep it simple for now, I have trouble enough with my "country" english.
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Posted: 06-Jan-2008, 01:24 PM
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I have some few suggestions of learning but keeping it simple is my motto. Start off by using simple greetings and simple answers: Like Is ea(Pronounced: Esh e)short e, which would the english word (Yes) and then the word: Ni hea(Pronounced: Knee hair) not so much emphasis on the ending r though even though there is no r spelling it is there but there is a noticeable slight r however. Phrases like "Thank You) in Irish would be ( go raibh maith agat) which would be pronounced: Go Ra Ma Hath; as close as I can get it. Your welcome, would be: Ta Failte romhat; as close to pronouncing, (Ta Faltsa Rotht) not so much emphasis on the t though.

I am still in the learning process myself, I have found in my own experience comparing between English and Gaelic, that in English my tongue is more relaxed, but in Gaelic the tip of my tongue gets a work out.
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Oh and I almost forgot the simple greetings, Hello, Good morning, good evening, and good night. Hello is: Dia duit pronounced(dia wutz), Good morning: Dia duit ar maidin pronounced(dia wutzar mardsen) not so much emphasis on the r though. Good Evening: Trathnona maith agat, pronounced(Tra nona ma hath), Good Night: Oiche mhaith pronounced( E O Wah).
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Posted: 07-Jan-2008, 07:03 AM
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Go Ra Ma Hath! I'm a slow learner and this helps a lot.
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Posted: 29-Jan-2008, 03:54 AM
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Montie,

Go n-eiri an bothar leat( Go nyitie ahn bohore latht)

Means: Good luck to you on your journey.

the n in [nyitie pronunciation sounds as though you are about to say the last part

of the word [sing; ng] the y in the pronunciation "nyitie" is part is best described

as sounding like you are about to say the first part of the word "young" but leave

out the [oung).



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Posted: 29-Jan-2008, 06:36 AM
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Thanks for the message. I'll take any help I can get. The pronunciation helps too!
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Posted: 31-Jan-2008, 02:25 AM
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I wanted to add that I personally have a "Teach Me Irish" software. Its easy and

doesn't get boring.

Here is a site that will take you to it if you decide that you want to purchase it.

http://www.learnirishgaelic.com/teachme/
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I ran into a site that might be of intrest to those learning gaelic www.wwitv.com it has some feeds from Ireland in gaelic its free anything froms kids cartoons to news to movies


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Here is another site I found as well. It could be of some use to learn and also

teach your children in the process as well.

http://www.naionrai.ie/tacaiocht/ceachtanna/moladh.ga
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Posted: 03-Mar-2008, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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People wishing to try and learn some Irish Gaelic could try the BBC website
www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/colinandcumberland There is a joint venture between the BBC in N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The same format applies for each of the languages on offer, ie Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic and Welsh.

Go n-eirí libh (Guh niry liv)
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Posted: 22-Apr-2008, 05:49 AM
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Thanks for the BBC info!
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