I don't understand the logic behind the pronunciation of the word 'praghas'. How do we get the long 'i' sound?
aghaidh : is pronounced "aghaï" ? (close to saying "a guy" but with fractive-g)? or is it "aïay" (a yay) ? saghas : is it pronounced with fractive-g or a "y" sound ? - following the broad & slender rules -
I guess I'm wondering why it's introduced in the lesson on adjectives.
I am still trying to figure out when to use "Ni" and when to use "Nil". To make things simple for me (because we know I need simple, lol), when you say "I don't like" this way. Do you always use "Ni"?
Níl is the negative form of tá. If the positive version of the phrase or sentence doesn't use tá, then the negative version won't use nil.
The postitive version of "I don't like" is "I like", which is expressed in Irish as Is maith liom. There is no tá, so the negative form is ní maith liom
I think you have actually told me that before but I keep forgetting. Thank you so much! Very helpful. I have gotten better at which ones take "Ta" and " Is ". If they took suggestions for lessons, I would want one on that.
Btw, Rebecca. Fadas are quite important. The absense of one can completely change the meaning of a word. If you're using an Irish keyboard, you can make them by holding alt-gr and pressing whichever vowel you want. So try watch those ní, níl, tá.
the audio says 'price' instead of the Irish word. That can't be right...