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Pronunciation Crash Course – New Irish Language Course!

Irish language pronunciation crash course

Pronunciation: One of the biggest obstacles for learners

In this course, Bitesize Irish members will find everything you need to get you started with Irish language pronunciation.

It’s one of the biggest obstacles for beginners, as the spelling and pronunciation rules can be very different to other languages – but don’t worry: there are rules, and they are consistent.

With a little study and some good examples, you will soon be feeling more confident when approaching Irish words for the first time.

Irish language pronunciation crash course

What you’ll cover

The course has lots of audio recordings throughout these online lessons for Irish language learners:

  • Irish alphabet
  • Basic vowel sounds
  • Groups of Vowels
  • Vowel groups with accent
  • The ghost vowel
  • Broad & slender
  • Lenited consonants
  • Eclipsed consonants
  • Pronounce long words
  • Speak sentences

That last topic on speaking sentences is key to self expression. The lesson covers speaking the Irish language with a natural rhythm.

Tip: Get the related cheat sheet to Pronounce Lenited and Eclipsed Consonants.

Who is this course available for?

If you’re already a Foundations, Explore or Grow member of Bitesize Irish, check out this new course on your Aistear learning platform.

Not already a member of Bitesize Irish? Sign up and start your Irish language journey with us today.

9 thoughts on “Pronunciation Crash Course – New Irish Language Course!”

  1. Kevin Kenneally

    Dear Bitesize/Emma,
    many thanks for the new pronunciation course – any tips / help gratefully accepted ( your starring role included obviously). The course is very good and I found the sections on “bh/mh” and especially “dh/gh” to be very useful (trying to remember the “eye”/”ow” diphthong has been driving me mad ).
    Regards and thanks.
    Kevin.

  2. Kevin Kenneally

    Dear Bitesize/Emma,
    many thanks for the new pronunciation course – any tips / help gratefully accepted ( your starring role included obviously). The course is very good and I found the sections on “bh/mh” and especially “dh/gh” to be very useful (trying to remember the “eye”/”ow” diphthong has been driving me mad).
    Regards and thanks.

  3. an fuaimniú cúrsai maith. The pronunciation course is good. I’ve only looked at/completed the first three sections and even then i have to go back and study more. For me, definitely not weekend completion; more like weeks to fully grasp. It really blends well with learning sentences and individual words.
    Go raibh maith agat for a well organized course.

  4. Tá mé go maith a chara conas atá tú?
    Im trying to learn Irish but will be happy just to know common phrases and vocabulary.
    I do better with reading a wee bit of Irish but when it comes to pronunciation I’m not good at all. I also have trouble with constructing sentences.
    My Grandfather was angry that his language was taken from him. He only knew very little. I want to get it back but I am finding it difficult but enjoyable.

  5. The new pronunciation guide is very helpful, but I am very slow at working through it. I have long known that I am not adept at learning languages verbally; I have always depended on writing words and grammar. I find Irish unusually challenging because spelling and pronunciation are often independent of each other. But I’ll keep working at it.

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