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Supplement your Duolingo Irish course

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Alison.com hosts a course on Introduction to Irish. The course is free. https://alison.com/subjects/72/Irish-Language-Skills

It is structured by stating a sentence in Irish, and the english translation. It is useful to supplement Duolingo in that it has pronunciation, although the course is not as effective as Duolingo, it is a useful resource.

Alison is a company based in Galway, so I would expect the pronunciations to be in the Connacht dialect.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo
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That's a great resource. Thank you for posting the link.

You hear the pronunciation.
You fill in gaps in vocabulary.
You hear simple sentence patterns that will be useful in everyday situations.

A very nice supplement to the Duolingo course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatConn
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Thank you Heathermagoo. I hoped it would be helpful.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Just going through this, it looks like much more natural Irish, though it seems to have some weird translations (always using é/í as 'it' in copular sentences).

But otherwise, it uses much more natural Irish, such as instead of is é and t'iníon instead of d'iníon

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/proinsias123

Why 't' instead of 'd'?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Because it becomes devoiced when it's shortened.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fingolfin1346

I like that this course has dialect specific content, focuses on sentences you might actually say in conversation, and introduces the copula straight away. That said, listening to a text-only powerpoint presentation isn't my idea of an engaging language lesson. I second galaxyrocker's comment about the translations being weird (and in a few cases inaccurate). From my brief look, there doesn't seem to be much you couldn't get from Routledge's Colloquial Irish (the audio of which is free)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatConn
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I agree with that, however it is another resource. Even allowing for the small errors.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alHadzya
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Excellent! GRMA! Fag an Bealach! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FilipKV
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I'd say Duolingo is a supplement to other resources (books, sites etc). I don't think anyone should expect to learn on Duolingo only.

6 months ago