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

Welsh & Irish course contributors, kindly ...

provide a comprehensive, in-house pronunciation guide for your respective courses. Thank you.

April 27, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
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Follow the link in this comment for an excellent course on Welsh pronunciation:- https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13186004


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/proinsias123

Have you ever seen this video on Irish phonetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIokUII7LX0 ?


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

Thanks/diolch/go raibh maith agat. Intending to check it out.


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

On the other hand, with so many useful guides to Welsh pronunciation easily found on the internet already, to what extent would it be worth the effort of developing another one just for this course?


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

Once more in Cymraeg, please, sung to the tune of It's Not Unusual! ;o) Actually, it's the spelling of these Celtic tongues in the Anglo-Roman script that throws me off ... perhaps they could use diacritical marks of some kind ... I'm just sayin' ...


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

They both do use diacritics.


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

Oops, now I remember, but if I can get a witness, maybe they need their own unique forms (Ă  la Vietnamese, for example).


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

While that would be interesting (and Irish did once have its own alphabet) they both work perfectly well with their current systems and have done for a very long time. Were they to change it, replacing signage and computer software and books alongside educating people in a new script or system of diacritics would cost a fortune and not at all be worthwhile. However, I think it should be done :)

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