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The Sounds of Irish Gaelic – Part 2

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

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Irish Gaelic Grammar

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

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Irish Endearments

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

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The Vocative Case in Irish

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.

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The Genitive in Irish 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.”

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Break it down for me

Tonight, we watched three episodes of Mad Men. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a TV series centered around a marketing agency in the 1960s. I bought Saša a season of it on DVD for Christmas. I also like … Continue reading

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