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  5. "An dath."

"An dath."

Translation:The color.

September 1, 2015



I would imagine that the majority of people learning Irish would live in the UK or Republic of Ireland. If this is the case, it would make sense to tailor the course to use the spellings they're already most familiar with.


The best figures that us ordinary users of Duolingo have available suggest that just over 50% of those who register for the Irish course are from the US. I don't know of any numbers that tell us about who persists beyond the first 2 or 3 skills, after the St Patricks's Day effect wears off, though US based learners are very well represented in the discussion threads, even at the most advanced level of the Irish Tree.

You can read a bit more about this in the paper that Oisín Ó Dóinn, one of the course contributors, wrote last year, as well as some of the background stories that informed that paper.


I hate that it says "Another correct solution: The color" It's just... irritating XD


I know what you mean. I'm pretty sure, if you use American spellings, it doesn't tell you about the rest of the world spellings every time. I reckon a good 95% of those who are going to get any practical use out of this course spell Colour with a U.


My audio links are not working for some reason even though my sound is on. Usually they work fine though.

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