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Video about the Throaty Sounds of the Irish Language

Does the Irish language sound a lot like “kkkhhh“, “ghhh” and “ackhh” to you?

Here’s your chance to practice them.

Ready for the video challenge I talk about in the video?

  1. Visit this video on YouTube
  2. Record a “video reply” with your webcam
  3. Try saying “Dia dhuit. Is mise [name]. Chuala mé faoi Bitesize Irish Gaelic.com” in your video

This is a fun challenge, and your chance to learn Irish with the support of others here.

Looking forward to seeing your video reply over on YouTube.

Thanks to Tsukumo who shared their music used in this video under Creative Commons on SoundCloud.

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8 thoughts on “Video about the Throaty Sounds of the Irish Language”

  1. I am a Filipino doctor living in Toronto,Canada
    I have been studying Irish for years. I find it a beautiful and fascinating language. It’s very melodious and quite logical. Bitesize Irish is a great help in learning this lovely language.

    1. Hi,

      Thank you for taking the time to write your comment.

      We are glad to hear that you are enjoying the process of learning Irish 🙂

      Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

      Le meas,

  2. I need far more practice before I leave you any video. But I thank you for this tutorial. Looking forward to learning in “bite sized” bits.

    1. Hi Jaime,

      We are glad to hear that you like our tutorial.

      If you have any questions regarding Irish Gaelic, feel free to send us an email and we will be glad to help.

      Le meas,

  3. Dia dhuit Eoin!

    Is mise Marjolaine from Canada. Just watched the video on throaty pronunciation. It was great! I have only one question. Is there a difference in the sound between the “ch” and the “dh”? There seems to be but how do you make them “sound” different?

    go raibh maith agat, slán!

    1. Dia is Muire dhuit! Thanks for watching.

      I would like to hear more opinions on this, but for me, yes there is a subtle difference between ch and dh. The ch is a harder/harsher sound. The dh sound is a “flatter” or broader sound.