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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (May-June) » Archive through May 08, 2005 » Neat free software worth checking out « Previous Next »

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Nina
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Username: Nina

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I found some software that is basically flashcards with Irish and most importantly it PRONOUNCES the word. We all know how easy Irish is to read \:-] If you want the full version you have to pay of course though but it tests you on different levels too!
http://www.byki.com/download_free_languages.pl?cod=44d23a523c9884dfe17757ee6343b 4d1e1bac8fcb0cf27ef5

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Seán a' Chaipín
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Good find Nina.

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Nina
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Username: Nina

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

One question though, anybody know from what area the Irish is from? I notice they use Conas tá tú? for how are you instead of (sp) cen choi bhfuil tu in Learning Irish and pronounce stuff more like in oiche mhaith they say the ch. I didn't want to be the equivalent of someone who in enlish spoke with a British accent mixed in with a southern drawl!:-] plz

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Dáithí
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Post Number: 65
Registered: 01-2005


Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 08:40 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

"Conas tá tú" is an indication of the Munster dialect.

On a humorous note, I once said "Oiche mhaith" as taught in "Learning Irish" and my teacher looked at me like I was from another planet. And this is a teacher that teaches the Connaught dialect. Evidently the lack of "ch" in "Oiche" was too much for him. My point is that there will be some gray areas of who says what in which dialect, but I think it's pretty safe to say that speakers who use the phrase "Conas tá tú" are from Munster or are partial to the Munster dialect.



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