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Memrise course

Hi, I have created a memrise course for Irish adjectives. There are 220 different adjectives to learn so far. I'm not sure how good or bad the course is, but it's there if you want to have a look.

http://www.memrise.com/course/788301/irish-adjectives-4/

3 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Seanchai35

Thanks for this. My Irish isn't good enough to judge the quality of the course, but it's very useful from where I'm sitting.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Thanks for trying it out! I'm pretty sure there aren't any mistakes, but don't be afraid to tell me if you find any.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

One issue I see is using things like ocrach and feargach. These would't be the normal ways to say things like "I am hungry" or "I am angry" (i.e. they're not used as predicative adjectives), but would be used more as attributive adjectives.

You would have:

An bhean fheargach - The angry woman

but

Tá fearg ar an mbean - The woman is angry

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

But doesn't fearg mean anger, and isn't that a noun?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

That's the thing. For certain emotions, the noun is "on" someone in Irish. It's why people say Tá brón orm, tá áthas orm, tá sceitimíní orm.

And, looking at Potafocal's corpus, there's no usage of feargach with to mean "X is angry". Irish isn't like English; you just can't always use the adjective.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

So do you think i should change them, or just remove them entirely?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

I say it's easier to remove them, since it's really even impossible to say bí ocras ar x and hard to explain that you need to conjugate . Though maybe just ocras ar would work? I'm a fan of learning through examples, and not in isolation however.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Thanks for the advice.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deirdriu9

Go raibh maith agat!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Tá fáilte romhat :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dquedenfeld16

Take my lingot!! Really, i like it so far. Thanks for taking the time to set it up.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Tá fáilte romhat. Tá mé an-sásta is maith leat é!

3 years ago