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33 Days of Irish: I have finished my tree!

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I have finally finished the Irish tree! My hard work has paid off! 33 days ago I started Basics 1 and now I am finished.

The last skill went by so fast. My computer was on 3% battery. My stomach was filled with butterflies, waiting for that moment when the golden owl would appear.


What I enjoyed about the course

I really enjoyed the Irish course. The grammar lessons were spaced apart nicely so you didn't get confused. Any difficult grammar was explained clearly in the tips and notes section. I enjoyed the lessons about Ireland!


What I didn't like about the course

There's not much that I didn't like. I found the prepositions quite hard to grasp. There were also days I had 20+ lessons to do and they were on days when I was extremely busy.


What I have learned

I have learned so much more than I ever imagined! The grammar in Irish was much easier then I previously thought, and I knew a lot more than I thought I did!


My plans for the future

I'm going to start reviewing some things on the tree and use other resources to improve and increase my proficiency in Irish. I am starting the German tree tomorrow, so hopefully that will go well.


Acknowledgements

There is one person I would like to thank. alexinireland! A bit more than a month ago, we both agreed that we were going to finish our trees by New Year's Eve. I set about conquering my Irish tree while he set about conquering his Danish tree. We have both completed our trees today and I want to congratulate hi on finishing his Danish tree. Gratulerer Alex! I probably wouldn't have done the Irish tree on time without you! You kept me going and kept me motivated! If there are others who cheered for me along the way, thank you!

Thanks for reading this! I wish you luck in your trees:)

December 31, 2015

46 Comments


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

Congrats! You finished it in 33 days?! Man, that's quick! At least for me...:)

December 31, 2015

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

Thanks:) I did a row of skills a day, even if I was really busy.

December 31, 2015

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

I am in awe...I could never do that..Well, maybe not never, but still....That's truly awesome! :)

December 31, 2015

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

Thanks again:)

December 31, 2015

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

:)

December 31, 2015

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    That is insanely fast. I do a skill a day, and even that is a lot at times.

    December 31, 2015

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

    It's not much for me:)

    December 31, 2015

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

    Wow, I can't do that. For me Irish is a hard language comparing to the European languages :D

    December 31, 2015

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

    The grammar is hard, but I'm used to it now:D

    December 31, 2015

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

    Is the Irish similar to a language?

    December 31, 2015

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

    Well, I would say its similar to the other Celtic languages such as Welsh.

    December 31, 2015

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

    Aha, got it.

    December 31, 2015

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

    Congratulations on a task well done!

    December 31, 2015

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

    Thanks:)

    December 31, 2015

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

    Comghairdeachas leat a mhac!

    December 31, 2015

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

    Go raibh maith agat:)

    December 31, 2015

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

    Wow, that is very impressive. Nice job! I don't know if I couldn't retain all that in my head if I learned it in a month.

    December 31, 2015

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

    I'm going to review the tree bit by bit now, but my main goal was to finish the tree:)

    December 31, 2015

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

    Woo! Comhghairdeas! Críochnaithe againn ag am céanna!

    January 2, 2016

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

    Comhghairdeas freisin!

    January 2, 2016

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

    Amazing job!!

    December 31, 2015

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

    Thanks:)

    December 31, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Victoria19D

    That's amazing that you were able to complete the whole tree in just 33 days! I've been doing Spanish for 12 days and I'm barely even half way through!

    December 31, 2015

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

    I do a row of skills a day. Sometimes it's a lot, sometimes it's not. I was a lot more motivated this time because I set a date to finish the tree.I finished my Norwegian tree in 50 days.

    December 31, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Victoria19D

    50 days is still a lot, that's amazing that you can go that fast! No matter what I do, I'll never finish my trees in such little time!

    December 31, 2015

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

    It is possible! You just need lots of time:)

    December 31, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cdub4language

    That's still good - my averages is about 8 months/tree!!

    January 3, 2016

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

    Great Job! I agree the grammar is super hard (word order, lenition, eclipsis, etc) but Irish is worth it! Can't wait for Welsh.

    January 1, 2016

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

    Thanks:) I'm not planning on learning Welsh, but I'll definitely try it when it comes out.

    January 1, 2016

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

    Congratulations! You deserve a couple lingots for that. :)

    I am trying to get my Dutch tree completed in as short a time as possible, but I don't push myself when I'm exhausted (fearing I'll forget) so I'm looking at 3 months right now, which isn't too bad. ^_^

    January 1, 2016

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

    Thanks:) You can always go over the tree again once you finish it.

    January 1, 2016

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

    Very true! You inspired me to do two whole skill sets today. I may get this done faster than I thought. ^_^

    January 2, 2016

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

    I'm glad that I inspired you! Keep going and soon you'll be rewarded:)

    January 2, 2016

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

    Do you speak and understand Irish well now? It's sooo fast...

    January 1, 2016

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

    There are some grammar concepts I must review first:) I think that I have reached a good level so far.

    January 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aindriu80

    fantastic going there !! It took me way longer !

    January 1, 2016

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

    Thanks:) I did a row of skills a day.

    January 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

    Well done! It took me 68 days to finish my French tree and I was already fairly familiar with basic French. I've started Irish but I find it really hard.

    January 2, 2016

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

    The grammar is quite difficult. It's very different to French, but I'm sure you'll get the hang of it. Good luck!

    January 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph665400

    Well done Alec737. You're an inspiration for us slow-coaches.

    January 2, 2016

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

    There isn't really any slow pace when it comes to language learning. Everyone finds their own pace.

    January 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph665400

    True, slàn.

    January 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j8enny56

    Well done!

    January 2, 2016

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

    Thanks:)

    January 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pancakes-R-Us

    Comhghairdeas! I am on Jobs right now, taking it slow. That's really good! I lost my streak and I hope to rebuild it once again! Ádh mor ort on German!

    January 9, 2016

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

    Go raibh maith agat!

    January 9, 2016
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