Raven sent an interesting email recently about learning Irish:
I am a fairly new student of your website but I am
learning quickly. I have been watching TG4 every day
since starting and I have been running into words
that I see being repeated over and over again in
different ways. Some of them I am getting an
understanding of, such as, “ceart go leor”. (alright,
okay) but there are many more that I find difficult to
place. Like the word ” freisin”. Agus I also know and
here it being used alot as well.
Raven went on to ask what other such ‘link’ words are used in Irish a lot.
Great question. If you learn to distinguish these different words, you’re already one step ahead in learning to understand spoken Irish.
So, we already have:
- ceart go leor /kyart guh lyore/ (alright, OK)
- freisin /fresh-in/ (also)
- chomh maith /kho mah/ (another way to say ‘also’)
- agus /ogg-us/ (and)
Here’s my question for you.
What other words do you see everywhere in Irish?
Please reply below with your answer.
Don’t worry if you don’t know the meaning of the word. You can still suggest it.