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JimiJimi
post Mar 17 2012, 08:19 PM
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Beannachtai na Féile Pádraig as Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Corcaigh, Eireann! Tá mé i mo chonai anseo leath den bhliain. Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge go mall, ach déanaim iarracht. Tá brón orm má tá mo Ghaeilge briste!

An bhfuil Gaeilge ag aon duine eile?


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post Mar 17 2012, 08:49 PM
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*sorry for not speaking Irish*

But happy st.paddy's day to you too. I'm not Irish but my partner and most of my friends are.
Though I have to admit they are from northern Ireland. How come you live there half of the time?


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post Mar 17 2012, 08:58 PM
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QUOTE (Phantom @ Mar 17 2012, 08:49 PM) *
*sorry for not speaking Irish*

But happy st.paddy's day to you too. I'm not Irish but my partner and most of my friends are.
Though I have to admit they are from northern Ireland. How come you live there half of the time?

My dad's Irish, and when he retired last year he moved back to County Cork where the family originates. I'm a poor university student in Cambridge half the time, and during the holidays I move over the Irish sea to Cork. Cé go tá sé go hállain, níl fhios agam a lán daoine anseo...

Where are your partner and friends from?


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post Mar 18 2012, 04:59 PM
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Derry mainly.
It's pretty funny (for me) lately (I am Dutch btw) people have been asking wether
I am Irish or Scottish XD so apparently my accent is changing tongue.gif

Where do you prefer living? What do you study?

Yeah question bombing!


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post Apr 1 2012, 10:19 PM
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Tha Gàidhlig agam...


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post Apr 6 2012, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE (Daria @ Apr 1 2012, 10:19 PM) *
Tha Gàidhlig agam...

We'd say "Tá Gaeilge agam" i nEireann! How big is Gaelic in Scotland? Hardly anyone speaks it in Ireland, although there's been a push to teach it in schools in recent years and there's still a tiny handful of places (known collectively as Gaeltacht) where it's the predominant language - like the village where I live, which kinda sucks cos I can barely understand it when it's spoken by natives at a ridiculous speed...


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post Apr 6 2012, 11:54 PM
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I was told 2% of the Scottish population can speak Gaelic, but Wikipedia says 1.2 according to the last census.
Gaelic was never the predominant language where I am (Aberdeen) but you still occasionally get dual language signs and schools as part of drives to keep the language going. Up here, people mostly speak a form of Scots called Doric - it's taken me about 3 years to be able to follow a conversation in it. I keep finding phrases in my head that sound ridiculous if I were to say them (in my English accent) but that are really useful. Like calling someone a "bam", or saying "ging feil" (go crazy) if someone asks you if they can have something.


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post Sep 1 2012, 08:33 PM
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I'm now finding that whenever I see words I don't recognise that I automatically read them using Dutch pronounciation rules (or as close as I can guess). Ging feil turned into hing feel in my head.


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