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 Post subject: New Irish learner
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul 2020 4:29 pm 
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DIA DAOIBH from Bordeaux,

I am English, living near this beautiful city. I have applied for Irish nationality through paternal grandparents and have discovered loads of cousins living in Ireland.
I have begun to learn Irish - but it's so difficult!
Would anybody like to join me to learn together?

Richard.


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 Post subject: Re: New Irish learner
PostPosted: Tue 04 Aug 2020 12:00 am 
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Dia duit,

Tá mé DUO LINGO , app store iPhone and Android.

Ag foghlaim le cheile.

anbhfuilcuplabomainteagat


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 Post subject: Re: New Irish learner
PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug 2020 8:22 pm 
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Good afternoon, I am attempting to learn Irish as well. I am a retired Irish American who is looking for the best way to learn the language.

I attempted Irish 101 and Duolingo without much progress. I am currently searching for a better solution.

My difficulty is compounded by the lack if an Irish keyboard. I am also exploring that. The result is that I cannot write many Irish words correctly due to the lack of accents in English.

I have learned dia agus duit, Slan, and failte. The most useful phrase I've learned is taim i dtrioblid. I also have a problem with autocorrect trying to replace the Irish words with English.

JIM GALLAGHER
Fayetteville, AR, USA


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 Post subject: Re: New Irish learner
PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug 2020 11:06 pm 
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jimg20 wrote:
Good afternoon, I am attempting to learn Irish as well. I am a retired Irish American who is looking for the best way to learn the language.

I attempted Irish 101 and Duolingo without much progress. I am currently searching for a better solution.

My difficulty is compounded by the lack if an Irish keyboard. I am also exploring that. The result is that I cannot write many Irish words correctly due to the lack of accents in English.

I have learned dia agus duit, Slan, and failte. The most useful phrase I've learned is taim i dtrioblid. I also have a problem with autocorrect trying to replace the Irish words with English.

JIM GALLAGHER
Fayetteville, AR, USA


Welcome to the forum everybody.

Jim, this is how to get a fada on an American keyboard.

https://thegeekygaeilgeoir.wordpress.co ... ess-child/

The method for British and Irish users is explained there too.

When using a tablet or smartphone just hold down the letter for a second and all the diacritic options come up. I imagine it's the same on American phones too.

Another tip of my own when using the British keyboard on a Windows computer - when you have your language bar set up with different languages you can switch between them easily by setting up a shortcut that lets you use certain keys to switch. Personally I use Alt plus 1 for the English Irish Keyboard, and Alt plus 2 for the Hebrew keyboard, this is not a default setting it has to be set up.


Other sections of this forum that's have loads of useful information:

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