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PostPosted: Sat 16 Dec 2023 6:27 pm 
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As I am accused of attacking new learners, of course I am English, and don't have the odd features in my English that would help with Irish (no Hiberno substrate) and I'm not touting myself as an exemplar. I am touting the Gaeltacht people - that is the point.

I've had a go at reading Peadar Ua's Laoghaire's Irish article Let Ye Spake Engilish and Be Dacent. The text is on the screen as I read it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRbMF1htz-M

I slightly missed my place at one point, missed some slender Rs and said dríodar for ndríodar in one place, but reading aloud is extremely onerous - it is difficult to get everything right. That was my attempt. Maybe it is obvious that this is an Englishman speaking Irish. The article itself is humorous and interesting.


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec 2023 2:46 pm 
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I've uploaded a new video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZbKek1-XdM of me reading PUL's An Ghalldacht agus Éire. It is extremely taxing reading aloud. I said úr instead of ár in one passage and read áitís as áithís, but it is just practice. The text is one screen - 6 pages of PUL's Irish in seana-chlódh.


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec 2023 3:13 pm 
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I read the word geáirstí wrong - I think I said geáirrtí. I was having trouble with that word - as, well, what does it mean? There is a word geáistí, "affectations", which is in the Irish of West Muskerry. It might have been incorrectly spelt in the original text.


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec 2023 10:21 pm 
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Good, those articles are pretty hilarious as you say. To me, geáirstí doesn't mean anything.


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec 2023 11:30 pm 
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But if you wish to be critical of my reading, don't think I'd mind. I'm a proper student who welcomes criticism. So don't think you can't say "your Rs are wrong, your intonation is wrong" etc. It's just practice. Only the native speakers have it right. A Cheanntuigheoireacht, I hope you will publish Youtube videos one day!


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec 2023 12:16 am 
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Well, if I had to say something all I can say is that you may be "enunciating a little too much." That is not to say that its wrong, its just its not often that I heard native speakers enunciate so clearly. The dh sound may be "a little too pronounced" for example, it is well pronounced, but I don't hear native speakers enunciate it so much. As for the minor slip-ups, completely understandable. I do not usually read Irish aloud myself (I either write or I speak), so I would make the same ones. Other than that, the hard mh sound sounds a little bit off to me but it may easily be dialectal.


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec 2023 12:31 am 
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OK, thank you,


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec 2023 12:35 am 
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These are from a book called Staraidheacht: Pieces for Recitation in Irish, 1905. See the PDF at https://archive.org/download/staraieatp ... ghgoog.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan 2024 2:12 pm 
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Impressive effort! Reading Peadar Ua Laoghaire's Irish article is no small feat, and your acknowledgment of the challenges in pronunciation shows humility. It's evident that your focus is on promoting the Irish language through the perspective of Gaeltacht people. Keep up the good work and continue embracing the learning process.


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan 2024 2:28 pm 
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Impressive effort! Reading Peadar Ua Laoghaire's Irish article is no small feat, and your acknowledgment of the challenges in pronunciation shows humility. It's evident that your focus is on promoting the approval Check on Irish language through the perspective of Gaeltacht people. Keep up the good work and continue embracing the learning process.


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