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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
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
When English speakers first start learning Irish, they often find the grammar more than a bit perplexing. Even though Irish is, in many ways, much more regular than English, it works in ways that are so different from English it … Continue reading
Dude. Sweetie Pie. Buddy. Honey. Mack. Soulmate. Darling. Love. Sweetheart. English is full of friendly, sometimes casual, often endearing, terms that people use for one another — some used for acquaintances; others reserved for those nearest and dearest. Irish is the same … Continue reading
If you’ve never studied an inflected language such as Irish before, the word “case” may be somewhat baffling. It’s not something we encounter a lot when speaking of English grammar.
When people first start studying the Irish language, they very quickly run up against concepts they’ve never encountered before. For many, the most daunting is a special form of the noun known as “the genitive case.”