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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » Gaeilge agus Fáilte book and tapes « Previous Next »

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Jen (uw11.astrazeneca.com - 63.100.108.11)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,

Has anyone used the Gaeilge agus Fáilte book (and tapes)? If so, what was your opinion of it? Is this a good book to begin with, when first learning Irish? I'm thinking about ordering it from the publisher, but I wanted to get some feedback first.

Le meas,
Jen

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James (209.48.182.219)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Jen, A Chara:

I have begun an Irish Language study group. I brought all of my self-study books for the group to look over. All gravitated to the Gaeilge agus Fáilte book. I think it's a great introductory course that blends language with culture and history. My only caveat is that if you're going to get the book--get the tapes! You'll never get the pronunciation without them.

Ádh mór ort!

Le meas,

James

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Jen (uw12.astrazeneca.com - 63.100.108.12)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

James, a chara,

Great to hear it's so well received. I think I'm definitely going to order it. Do you of anywhere else to buy the book, besides the publisher? It's going to be a challenge to find a time to call, considering the time difference.

A study group?!? Wow, that's great. You don't live near Philadelphia, do you? ;) I'd love to find something like that in this area.

Le meas,
Jen

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James (209.48.182.219)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

No, we're in North Carolina. If you'll use the search option in the margin of this page, you can find a whole thread about this book. The ISBN numbers and the phone # to the publisher in Ireland--anything you need is on that thread.

I had to call Ireland but it was well worth it.

Le meas,

James

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Bradford (dtg-66.216-16-15.dtgnet.com - 216.16.15.66)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

James, a chara,

What dialect is "Gaeilge agus Fáilte" presented in? I'm currently in deep with "Learning Irish" and wouldn't mind another reference point. However, I'd prefer to be consistently using the same dialect as I learn so I don't come out sounding like some silly mix of dialects because I learned some things in one dialect and other things in another! :-)

Le meas,

Bradford

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James (209.48.182.219)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 03:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

It is presented in "Standard Irish" but don't ask me what that is. In the text, they will present things in Munster, Ulster and Cois Fhairrage so that you can see the differences.

It's a great beginning book. I don't think you would ever get fluent with just that resource, but it is a great way to get started. I've been doing this for two years (not fluent by any means) and I find it to be most interesting.

Le meas,

James

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brian carroll (webproxy.westgroup.com - 167.68.1.67)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 04:25 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Jen (a chara)
Where in Philadelphia are you? Pauline Doyle teaches classes in beginning and intermediate Irish in Wynnmore (sp.) Contact me off list if you need more information

Ádh mór ort!

Brian

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brian carroll (webproxy.westgroup.com - 167.68.1.67)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 04:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Jen
I see my email address does not survive the posting. You can reach me at brian.carroll@westgroup.com
I'm sure Pauline would be delighted to add another student.

Brian

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mike boyle (cache-dq08.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.209.140)
Posted on Sunday, December 08, 2002 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Does anyone know where I can obtain a video copy of "Rotha Mhor an t-Saoil" By Mici Mcgabhan; the story of an irish emigrants successful Klondyke adventures and return to Ireland?

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