Many people have said to me “Irish Gaelic isn't written as it sounds”.
Well, that's not true! Irish pronunciation is written exactly as it sounds. However, it does use different rules for representing spoken sounds. Knowing those pronunciation rules will let you decipher the approximate pronunciation of just about any word.
Our Pronunciation Cheat Sheets for Irish Gaelic PDF is the answer. They are at least “an” answer for figuring out how the Irish language pronounces words. They'll help you break down the word to figure out how to pronounce each part, and then string it all together.
Where shall I send the examples?
If you an Irish Gaelic word, such as “talamh”, do you have any clue how to pronounce it? How about “ríomhaire?”? If not, read on.
The cheat sheets come with a four-step method of figuring out the pronunciation of the word:
To apply this method, get the cheat sheets today.
“Hi Eoin, I found the cheat sheets very helpful and concise. It's like a paper version of your basic online grammar lessons, and, because there's pronunciation help right in them, you can practice them anytime, even when you can't access the online lessons. Fantastic resource! Go raibh maith agat!”
— Robin Jeffries, Canada.
It's for anyone who has been 'put off' Learning Irish because of the look of the written language or the lack of explanation in the past.
— Dennis Nutting, Leicester, England.
Thank you for the pronunciation cheat sheet. It really helped in explaining some things. The content is great. Great job!
Please keep making learning this great language easy and fun!
Slán go fóill!
— Nick Halter, Ohio.
Wow, wow, wow! I needed something exactly like the Cheat Sheet and since getting it, I've been referring to it constantly. It is invaluable if left open in a window, with the lesson I'm studying open in a window next to it. It helps to anchor a rule of pronunciation in my mind when I see the word, click to hear the pronunciation of it, then see the pronunciation "rule" in the Cheat Sheet. That's a nice bit of work you did to put that together. Thanks a million!
— Tig Haner, Oregan.
“It has been a revelation to me, to have a system I can use as I'm getting familiar with Irish vocabulary. I use it every time I have a 'learning session' :o)
They give me confidence when approaching new vocabulary. I've found the unfamiliar spelling/pronunciation to be the main challenge - but that's also why I love it ! I think the format is inpired.
I described it as a brilliant signpost to help find your way through this new language (to my sister, who's also keen to learn Irish). I think it works for anyone, right across the board from people who've already had some experience learning language to those who've never tackled it before. It works for junior learners just as well as older people (like me!).”
— Sally Stamford, UK.
“I find the Gaelic 'alphabet' very hard to remember...so even as I learn words, phrases, etc...I still refer to it constantly so that I am able to speak what I read, properly. It's for anyone who is trying to accurately learn Irish Gaelic.”
— Mandii Kennedy, New Jersey.
“Good, concise and comprehensive, well-organized treatment of the topic. I enjoy the opportunity to annotate and customize the materials in pdf format.”
— RWW Taylor, New York State.
“Very concise, good examples, all in one place.”
— Pat Martin, Irish Gaelic teacher, Ohio.
“I purchased the cheats sheets late last year. They were a great help in my Irish Language classes at the University of Montana. I also used the sheets during a recent trip to Ireland. The trip was divided between visiting relatives and a tour sponsored by the Friends of Irish Studies in the West through the Irish Studies Department at the University of Montana. (The University is also home to the two time and defending USA collegiate champion Hurling club!)”
— Chris Behan, from Missoula, Montana.
This set of cheat sheets is available as an easily-downloadable set of PDFs. In the four PDFs, you'll get:
Our Worksheets for Irish Gaelic Pronunciation is a 30-page print-at-home group of lessons. Learn to use the 4-Step Method through dozens of tasks with examples. Learn how to break apart Irish words, how to pronounce each part, and how to merge them altogether.
The pronunciation Cheat Sheets help me a lot since I don't live in an Irish-speaking area here in the USA. They help me with pronunciation of Irish words I don't use or haven't heard in conversation. They are for people who are sincere about learning a language.
— Quinn McKenna, Pennsylvania.
I really find these worksheets/guidelines helpful they have such useful tips. I really enjoy the labeling method (in the bonus e-book) because i can associate the word with what i see. It's easier and more fun to learn when someone has organized it for you to do on your own time! I really don't know what i would've done if i hadn't found Bitesize Irish...i'd be as lost as ever!
— Teresa Burns, Houston, Texas.