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Irish Gaelic Grammar 101 | Lenition

Let’s learn what lenition is! Here is another instalment in our grammar series. This series focuses on helping you crack the code of the basics of Irish Gaelic grammar.  Lenition, also called aspiration, is known in Irish as séimhiú: séimhiú /shay-voo/lenition, aspiration Its function is to make speaking easier and also to make sentences more …

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How to say “community” in Irish

In this video, you’ll learn a very common word which is often associated with Irish society – community. pobal /pub-ell/ community Now, let’s use the word in a sentence: Fáilte go dtí an Pobal/falw-cha go gee an pub-ell /Welcome to the Community

How to say Happy Easter in Irish (Video)

With phonetic pronunciation: Happy Easter! (to one person) Beannachtaí na Cásca ort /Byan-okht-ee nah Kaw-skah ort/ Happy Easter! (to more than one person) Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh /Byan-okht-ee nah Kaw-skah or-ee [or-uv]/

Dear Bitesize: How do I get the hang of guttural sounds?

I’m finding it quite difficult to pronounce the guttural sounds found in Irish words, such as in “Dia dhuit”. How do I learn to easily get my tongue around these? Don’t worry, those guttural sounds that are a result of lenition in Irish Gaelic can take some time to get a hang of.

Dear Bitesize: Irish Gaelic in Louth and How to Say “Have a Good Day”

In today’s Dear Bitesize post, I’m answering two questions that came in recently to Bitesize Irish Gaelic. The first learner asked if we know anything about dialect of Irish spoken in Co. Louth. Another Irish language learner wished to know how to say “have a good day” in Irish Gaelic.

Dear Bitesize: Irish Gaelic News Sites and Telling The Date

In today’s Dear Bitesize post, I’m answering two questions that came in recently to Bitesize Irish Gaelic. The first learner wanted to know where to get the news in the Irish language. Another Irish language learner wished to know how to correctly tell the date in Irish Gaelic.