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PostPosted: Thu 24 Aug 2023 1:20 am 

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Haigh! I’d like to share a few speakers I’ve discovered that have excellent Gaoth Dobhair Irish! :D

I’ve been binge-watching videos / listening to RTE Rádió na Gaeltachta, hoping to hear some great examples of speakers from Gaoth Dobhair (particularly west Gaoth Dobhair, as I am trying to slowly transition to west Gaoth Dobhair pronunciation of r caol.) Here are three speakers I’ve discovered that are good examples of West Gaoth Dobhair…

1. Noel Ó Gallchóir—> Here’s an interview with him on Comhrá ... le=Noel%20Ó%20Gallchóir&series=Comhrá&genre=Saolchlar&pcode=621917
You can also find videos of him on YouTube and Facebook.

2. John Shéamuis Ó Fearraigh —> Here’s one of many clips of him on Rádió na Gaeltachta

3. Johnny Ó Colla —>

Anyway, listening to these speakers has really helped me understand more about the “r caol” (except I can’t seem to find a clip of a west Gaoth Dobhair native saying a word like “láidir” or “saibhir” or “aimsir” or “litir”…it seems like it should be “lædge-ee,” “sav-ee,” “am-shee” and “litch-ee” but that seems wrong for some reason, maybe just cause I’m not used to it. Do any of you all have any insight on words like that? :??: )

*EDIT: I was listening to more old clips from Rádió na Gaeltachta today and I actually heard one of the words I listed above…”an aimsir” …and the speaker pronounced it “un am-shee”

PostPosted: Sat 23 Sep 2023 12:11 am 

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Suimeamhail, go raibh maitha agat.

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