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Irish Progress Quiz: when is a good moment to try it for the first time?

I have no idea what the Irish progress quiz contains. Should I take regularly? I am currently very much in the beginning of the tree, so my guess is that it is currently not too useful to spend lingots on it.

I would like to hear your thoughts on when, and how often, this test should be taken. Did you find it a useful means to track/quantify your progress?

2 years ago

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I would recommend not taking it until you are Level 7 or higher in Irish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarjava

Thank you for the reply!

2 years ago

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Nooo problem! ;o

2 years ago

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I would think that the most helpful time would be after the tree, and then measure your progress while using other resources. (if you are, which is the only way to become proficient)

2 years ago

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I see. I've already started looking at other resources in the sticky post of the Irish Discussion section. There are lots of them to select from, it's almost overwhelming!

I will hold on my lingots for now, I likely have too little vocabulary to attempt any sort of test beyond the basic ones duolingo offers.

I've just ordered two children books in Irish for now, they should keep me busy for quite some time.

I'm realising my biggest struggle right now is getting used to the pronunciation. I'm taking a lot of notes and looking up phonetic translations, as well as samplings in all 3 dialects from http://www.teanglann.ie/

It's a bit overwhelming, but I trust the process, and time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thefringthing

Unfortunately Irish spelling often reflects historical rather than current pronunciations. Another annoying feature is that so many of the vowel letters are only there to indicate whether neighbouring consonants are broad or slender, and don't have any other impact on the pronunciation of the word.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarjava

Exactly what I'm struggling with :) Some sounds like [ɣ] are not natural to me. I am OK with that, it's not annoying. It's mostly overwhelming to try to remember all of the differences at once. It's how the language is today, and I understand it takes time to get rid of the brain biases to pronounce every single letter in the only ways I know.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prony-dH-Bray

Don't bother remembering all pronounciations. Some natives don't... Stick with the one you like best, or are more likely to pick for a visit...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paarthysnax

What is the progress quiz? :O

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarjava

It's a quiz you can buy in the Lingot Store for 25 Lingots.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paarthysnax

Wow, I haven't seen it... thanks! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prony-dH-Bray

Probably only from Pc, not from app...

2 years ago