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Irish is so so hard

Bleh......can you guys help me?!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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What sort of help are you seeking?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Windsaw

To me it seems the irish language's difficulty is about average compared to most languages I know or have read about. I am german, and so far it seems to me that irish has about the same difficulty.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AntAlbanach

Have a cup of tea then try again.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iwerddon
Iwerddon
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Or have a drop of the pure and then try again... :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meadows24

Are you kidding me?! I have yea every single morning! It is so hard. Cant belive i am 1/4 irish!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

I'm 3/4 Irish and it can be difficult. I write everything down and work on pronunciation a lot. It helps.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olaf_B

the writing down is a useful tip, thanks! I find it difficult, too, but I know it's normal when learning a language without germanic or latin elements.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

No problem. Also you can get the Colloquial Irish audio for free from the book series website if you need some audio to work with.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olaf_B

Thanks, I'll take a look at that! Though I'll probably try to make it at least to level 5 first; so far I feel I speak 10 words of Irish at best. But duolingo is really nice for pracising listening comprehension.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

I feel the same way. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SilverDolphin218

I'm full Irish, and I find it moderately difficult, but only because, like Lithuanian, there is no language I can compare it to. With French, I can compare it to English because of the similarity, but both Irish and Lithuanian are unique, and thus more difficult. If you can, try and find a language you can compare it to.

2 years ago