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.
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.