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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elenaki.a

Anyone heard of Fuaimeanna na Gaeilge?

I stumbled across this site while looking for resources on pronunciation. I haven't heard of it before, but I think it seems ok as a learning resource. I'm just beginning though, so if a native speaker or even someone more fluent and familiar with pronunciation can help me out, that would be great!

Has anyone tried it and if so, what is the quality like? Do they pronounce the words correctly?

http://www.fuaimeanna.ie/en/

August 17, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

They pronounce them a whole heck of a lot better than Duolingo does, but I've heard there still might be some (miniature) mistakes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crafty_Carver

Miniature mistakes are better than big mistakes. I turn off the sound on the Duo Irish course and keep forvo.com up on another tab for pronunciation. It takes longer to work through a lesson that way, but at least the pronunciations are more accurate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Be careful with Forvo as well. Lots of people there suffer from the same mistakes as the Duolingo audio.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crafty_Carver

Can you recommend any other websites to help with pronunciation? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

It's really hard, honestly. Forvo is good if you listen to Bríd. She's a native speaker. Otherwise, perhaps the Learning Irish audio. The biggest issue is that there are so few native speakers compared to learners, so the learners spread their bad audio quite a lot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crafty_Carver

Thank you. I've been watching videos on youtube from native speakers, just to get more exposure to the rhythm of the language and that has helped me to some degree.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Again, be sure they're natives. A lot of people claim being native simply because they're Irish. I suggest Comhrá or NuachtTG4


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elenaki.a

I've noticed... i know someone who's learning from an American man who's created a course. The only problem is he speaks irish like an American.

Thank you for all your suggestions!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amy54280

Glad I'm not the only one trying to figure our pronunciations...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elenaki.a

I'm having trouble too. Its all falling into place slowly though! So I'm hopeful!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daiana-1602

I use Buntus Cainté on Memrise to help me with the pronunciation. It sounds alot better than Duo Audio but what do I know....Any suggestions about this tool.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Buntús Cainte is good. Can't comment on Memrise, though I'd lean towards hesitation as a general feeling overall.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daiana-1602

Thanks for your comment. Now I feel better knowing that I have at least one reliable source instead of learning two wrong audios :-)

For those who want to try it - here is the link to the first section. http://www.memrise.com/mobile/?redirect=/course/175401/beginner-spoken-irish-01-20-buntus-cainte/

For your information Memrise is free as well.

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