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Is Some Irish Gaelic Grammar So Important?

Lots of Irish school kids, for example, speak Irish Gaelic with lots correct grammar missing. But you know what? Isn’t that better than speaking no Irish language at all? This applies to you, too. If you’re on your learning journey, … Continue reading

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Tea and Grammar Part 4: Possession

Welcome to the fourth installment of “Tea and Grammar,” in which I help you demystify some of those grammatical terms that get thrown at you when you’re learning a language. If you’re like a lot of adult language learners, you may never … Continue reading

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Word Building in Irish Gaelic

A very handy skill to cultivate in any language is “word building.” For example, take the English word “walk.” Think of all the different words you can make from it: Walking Walker Sidewalk Catwalk Walk-up Walkabout Etc.

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The Myth of Perfection

I remember when my daughter first started learning Spanish in elementary school. She would happily practice her budding language skills on anyone who would listen. One of her favorite practice partners was a middle-aged Mexican gentleman who worked at our … Continue reading

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Lesson Highlight: Irish Gaelic Terms for the Family

  March is National Irish-American Heritage Month in the U.S.! Let’s kick it off with a little mini-lesson in Irish Gaelic! Welcome to our first Bitesize Lesson Highlight! From time to time, we’d like to offer you a little taste … Continue reading

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Tea and Grammar – Part 3: Prepositions

Welcome to the third installment of “Tea and Grammar,” in which I help you demystify some of those grammatical terms that get thrown at you when you’re learning a language. If you’re like a lot of adult language learners, you … Continue reading

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Tea and Grammar – Part 2: Adjectives and Adverbs

Welcome to the second installment of “Tea and Grammar”! As with Tea and Grammar – Part 1, my goal with this post is to demystify basic grammar terminology for those of you who, as language learners (or prospective language learners), … Continue reading

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The Definite Article in Irish – Part 2

In our last post, we talked a bit about the definite article in Irish (the equivalent of the word “the” in English), and how it changes (and changes the words around it) in context (if you missed it, you might … Continue reading

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The Definite Article in Irish – Part 1

The definite article (the equivalent of “the”) in Irish is a fascinating subject. Seriously. You wouldn’t think so, would you? Such a tiny word, and yet so essential! Can you imagine speaking English without the word “the”? So, for this … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Irish Gaelic – Part 2

In our last post, The Sounds of Irish Gaelic – Part 1, we talked about some of the consonant sounds in Irish that give learners trouble. In today’s post, we’re going to talk a bit about vowel sounds. If you’re … Continue reading

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