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Spreche Irisch!

Entschuldigung- meine Deutsch ist gut nicht

I am a passionate Irish study, dying to become fluent in what probably should be my native tongue. Anyone who comments and ups in this discussion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1746430 , I will give lingots to.

Irish is a beautiful and historic language. It is one of the few Celtic languages still spoken by a sizeable amount of people (approx. 1.7 million). It is thought to be one the oldest living European languages (along with Basque, Lithuanian and Welsh, all three of which I would also like to learn)! At one stage, the Celtic languages dominated Europe, and many accounts of battles between the Latin-speaking Romans and the Celts have been recorded.

Here in Ireland, we study Irish in schools, but it is taught much the same as English is taught in English-speaking countries (which is very counter-intuitive when people are incapable of speaking the language). Hopefully, with a very good Duolingo course that I'm sure alexinIreland could make, we can preserve and get more people speaking this ancient language.

I know that someday, Duolingo will have an Irish course at some point, but, with the help of the enthusiastic Duolingo community, we can bring that moment a bit closer.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh, agus slán go foill!

I have been sending around this message- any May copy and paste

Here everybody, a course for Irish is coming to duolingo- the best website for actually learning a language. Bring that moment closer by sharing this notice and upping the comments.


Why learn Irish? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1760754

The more people up, the quicker it will make an appearance of duo!

So please share the word!

Please support mo chairde!

Sehr gute irisch! https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2244039 danke schön for all the support :)

February 9, 2014

2 Kommentare


I'd like Irish to become a DL language, however i do not like you to go to other forums and "offer free lingots" for all who support you. That is not the DL spirit ...


Absolutely agreed. I have apologized for that in one of my other posts. Thank you for voicing your support however

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