Al Evans (tbtm.org - 184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 10:18 am: ||
My favorite thing about learning a new language is that it opens up the door to a completely new literature. Not only do I love to read anyway, but I find that reading in a "foreign" language gives me great insight into the attitudes and thought processes that are part and parcel of every language. It used to be somewhat difficult, living in central Texas -- I remember flying home from Paris once with a VERY heavy suitcase. Now, though, the internet makes it pretty easy to get literature from anywhere.
I just received a shipment of books from litriocht.com
, and I can recommend them as a source. They claim to have "Gach leabhar Gaeilge i gCló" -- I have no idea, but they do have a very large selection. "Economy" shipping took a day less than three weeks. They were very nice people to deal with, too -- they were in the middle of updating their web site, and I was able to help them clear up a few HTML-related issues.
Right now, I'm reading _An tAinmhí_, by Pádraig Standún. It's a short novel that starts out with two little children meeting a púca near an old well....
Paul (server1.embryoninc.com - 220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 10:43 am: ||
Al, a chara,
I share your thrill in acquiring books as Gaeilge. I like
getting the parcels themselves, and it's great to see them waiting for me in the mailbox.
I'd also like to recommend a subscription to Foinse. It's a bit pricey, but it breaks down to 2+ dollars a week. I can't claim to understand every word/article, but it's a great challenge that shows up on my doorstop every week.
Re books, I enjoyed Eibhlis Ni Dhuibhne's Dunmharu sa Daingean, and I understand she's writing a sequel.
Tabhair aire duit fein, Paul
Bradford (dtg-66.216-16-15.dtgnet.com - 18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 10:53 am: ||
Al agus Paul, a chairde,
Any Gaeilge literature recommendations for a relative beginner? Any good children's books? :-)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 12:26 pm: ||
Bradford, a chara,
There's a series of books for elementary school students, one called Réalta and the other is Sleibhte, with stories, poems, songs, followed by workbook exercises.
I know they're available in textbook stores in Ireland, like ABC Books in Galway. Maybe litriocht.com has them.
Slán tamall, Paul