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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jan 2012 10:52 pm 
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Is smaoineamh iontach é seo - clár nua ar TG4

http://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/an-g-team.html

€40,000 prize money. That's a decent incentive for the natives to use the cúpla focal!

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan 2012 5:24 pm 
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"Tidy towns" na teanga. :winkgrin:

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan 2012 9:00 pm 
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Breandán wrote:
"Tidy towns" na teanga. :winkgrin:


Sin é díreach é! :yes:

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb 2012 9:29 pm 
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If you haven't seen any episodes yet, check it out. It's good fun and very positive for the language.

Apparently, in the next episode, our ex-Minister for Education makes primary school kids cry - not so positive for the language.....

The programme is subtitled so you don't need perfect Irish. There is a considerable diversity of levels spoken on the programme so even early learners would follow bits and pieces.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb 2012 9:31 pm 
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That's a decent incentive for the natives to use the cúpla focal!


well if they are native speakers they know more than cupla focal (hopefully! except if they have forgot almost everything)

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Lughaidh wrote:
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That's a decent incentive for the natives to use the cúpla focal!


well if they are native speakers they know more than cupla focal (hopefully! except if they have forgot almost everything)


By 'natives', I meant people who live locally! The competition is held outside of Gaeltacht areas - north and south of the border.

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb 2012 10:55 pm 
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By 'natives', I meant people who live locally!


then they are "local people", aren't they?

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Lughaidh wrote:
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By 'natives', I meant people who live locally!


then they are "local people", aren't they?

"Local people" are often called "natives" in English, which is correct if they are born in the region, but is not the same as "native speakers". In this case, a Lughaidh, you would be wrong to equate the word "native" with "native speaker". (Usually the problem is the other way around, of course.)

I think you may have swallowed Saoirse's bait, mate. :S I wasn't going to go there. :LOL:

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb 2012 1:56 pm 
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"Local people" are often called "natives" in English, which is correct if they are born in the region, but is not the same as "native speakers". In this case, a Lughaidh, you would be wrong to equate the word "native" with "native speaker". (Usually the problem is the other way around, of course.)


many people use the term "native" to say "native speakers" so how could I know?
Anyway you can be "local" ie. to live there without being born there... so "local" people is better in this case.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb 2012 3:14 pm 
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I have to say I'm really enjoying this program. Especially that guy Eddie from Aherlow. He's great craic.

Just a bit disappointed I didn't hear about this competition before the programs were recorded. A couple of places that entered are quite close to me. I would have paid a visit to some of the events if I'd known about this.

Thanks for the link, Saoirse.

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