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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2018 7:17 pm 
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Can anyone tell me if the speaker on the audio files for "Learn Irish with Liam O Maonlai" is speaking Standard Irish or if he has a regional dialect (and if so, which one). Also, what would you say is the quality of his speaking-native, fluent, or ?

Here's a link to this learning program: https://www.independent.ie/life/family/ ... 60087.html

Thank you. :D


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2018 9:16 pm 
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If you look up the information on the net about him, you'll see that although he comes from Dublin, his father was an Irish speaker from Cork, he was educated at a Gaelscoil and he often spent time in the West of Ireland. There is a discussion about him and his Everyday Irish course on the Forum.


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2018 10:03 pm 
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I will search a little deeper than the posting in the Learning Resources section. Thanks again for your help, Franc 91.


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franc 91 wrote:
...and he often spent time in the West of Ireland.


Yes, with his grandfather in Carraroe. I don't know if his mother spoke Irish to him at home but his Irish would have a Conamara blas from his grandfather's influence anyhow. But listening to that first mpg I hear he speaks in a more standard Irish, like no native speaker would ever pronounce "féin" with an F.


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Bríd Mhór wrote:
franc 91 wrote:
...and he often spent time in the West of Ireland.


Yes, with his grandfather in Carraroe. I don't know if his mother spoke Irish to him at home but his Irish would have a Conamara blas from his grandfather's influence anyhow. But listening to that first mpg I hear he speaks in a more standard Irish, like no native speaker would ever pronounce "féin" with an F.


Don't they pronounce it that way in Munster?

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Afaik it depends on the place but in most places they pronounce an h, if I remember well. Have to check the linguistic atlas!

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Bríd Mhór wrote:
... But listening to that first mpg I hear he speaks in a more standard Irish, like no native speaker would ever pronounce "féin" with an F.


Thanks for your feedback on dialect used in this learning program, Bríd. I appreciate it. :D


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Redwolf wrote:
Bríd Mhór wrote:
franc 91 wrote:
...and he often spent time in the West of Ireland.


Yes, with his grandfather in Carraroe. I don't know if his mother spoke Irish to him at home but his Irish would have a Conamara blas from his grandfather's influence anyhow. But listening to that first mpg I hear he speaks in a more standard Irish, like no native speaker would ever pronounce "féin" with an F.


Don't they pronounce it that way in Munster?

Redwolf



Yes, in Munster they do. A Cork man sent me this:
"féin is often pronounced with an f in Cork Irish -- after a prepositional pronoun ending in a vowel, it might be héin eg: dó féin === do héin. But in other circumstances féin -- or féinig. "


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