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gillian dálaigh (24.62.114.201 - 24.62.114.201)
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:43 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I just found a link http://www.linguashop.com/ to an irish program I hadn't seen before. I was planning on purchasing Learning Irish as I hear it is the most comprehendsive, but I really prefer working with Cd's rather than tapes (anyone know if they are planning on putting out a cd version?). Has anyone seen this program Teach Me Irish? And if so, what are your thoughts.

thanks
gillian

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Joe (144.141.194.4 - 144.141.194.4)
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

All I can say is be careful...I bought this Irish Vocabulary Builder for like 40 dollars US and it turned out to be colorful but not very helpful.

It had a vocabulary of some 75 words, however when the words are days of the week, months of the year, colors, and numbers 1-25...it doesn't really give a very good start for someone who is really interested in learning. Plus it didn't give the plurals or genitives which are crucial for reading and writing.


I think it is time for a serious Irish Vocabulary Builder. I have seen programmes out there for everything from Albanian to Zulu that have games, quizzes, and other entertaining things to do on them while still consisting of word banks in the thousands. Not to mention they cover nouns (plurals and genitives), verbs (all tenses), and all other essiential need to know quirks for words in their language.

I am surprized that there isn't one already made.

People tell me that I am wrong and that there are plenty of things like this out there but try searching the net and coming up with a list greater than 5 for Irish Vocabulary Builders that are designed for the secondary level student or adult...

Joe

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