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An Irish proverb a day

For a full year's worth. A random discovery I made through FB.

http://talkirish.bandcamp.com/album/irish-proverb-a-day-seanfhocail-ghaeilge

Audio included for each proverb, and an explanation of what they mean. To access those, click on the specific links for each day.

Can anyone identify the speaker's regional accent? I don't know enough about them to be able to do so.

edit: never mind my question, I found the tiny note at the bottom of the page:

365 Irish proverbs recorded in Belfast with a native speaker Dónal Mac Giolla Choill from County Donegal.

2 years ago

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Ooo, I really like the speaker's pronunciation and accent. I'm pretty terrible with identifying Irish accents too but I would have guessed a northern speaker because of how very similar to Scottish Gaelic it is. :p

2 years ago

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Yes, I can see the difference with the Duolingo speaker already, based on a few words I have learned so far (e.g. Day 195 with dath and dubh)

I think these are going to be a fun way to learn new words while getting a more cultural vibe of Irish than what Duolingo offers. I'm already smiling at Day 1, it has rhythm and rhymes on top of being snarky.

2 years ago