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Verbs in Connacht Irish

So I haven't been practicing my irish for a little bit now, because I've been devoting my time to locating the correct pronunciation for the verb endings in the Connacht irish dialect, but my only luck has been a few pages in an online preview of a book on irish grammar and therefore only really showed me a couple of them.

Does anyone know of any online resources that explains the connacht pronunciation of verbs or can recommend a book that has this?

2 years ago

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I don't know of anything online, but you're going to want to buy An Teanga Bheo: Gaeilge Chonnachta.

There's also books for Ros Muc, Cois Fharraige, and the Carna area out there. Sadly, my preferred dialect, South Connemara Irish as spoken around Carraroe and the two "Inises", doesn't have much stuff about it written.

2 years ago

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Awesome! Grma! Yeah the book i had previewed online was Intermediate Irish: A Grammar and Workbook but i didn't know how reliable that was, plus it was showing the differences between all the dialects and i'd much prefer those that just focused on Connacht so as not to confuse myself.

2 years ago

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Intermediate Irish is good, and I thumbed through it and still reference it from time to time. Also, it would help to know which specific part of Connacht you'd like to focus on. Irish in Mayo is different than Cois Fharraige is different than South Connemara. And Rosmuc is just plain weird.

2 years ago

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Hmmm... i haven't really considered that... i guess o would go with either south Connemara or Cois Fharraige... the one link i have for the pronominal prepositions gives the pronunciation from Cois Fharraige so perhaps i ought to stick with that one

2 years ago

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The Wikipedia article on Irish orthography is based on Connacht pronunciation, and it has a section on special pronunciations in verb forms.

2 years ago

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Oh ok. I've read that article more less through and through a few times, but i wasn't sure if the pronunciations were based on the Caighdeáin or not. I'll hafta go back and re-read it again now that i have this information. Grma!

2 years ago