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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

I've finished my Irish tree!

August 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Well done! I certainly remember Irish as one of those 'will I ever manage to get to the end of this?' trees—not because the course is badly designed (although I do think it could learn a few things from the Welsh course), but simply owing to the sheer difficulty and irregularity of the language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaze...

You're welcome! Keep on going in your language studies. You're doing great!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Espiraden

Congratulations!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Espiraden

How long did it take you to finish it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

I was on the 2nd chechpoint (18~24 skills) past yesterday, and I finished it yesterda, after many hours of hard work. After finishing my Catalan tree,( I've seen that you also comented), I was decided to finish another tree, I was doubting on which tree should I finish first, Swedish, or Romanian. And I decided Irish. In 2 days, I completed 4 checkpoints, and I'm very proud of that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YouriLem

congratulations!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAmBrave16

WOOOOW Well done!!! XD

(you're doing so many languages!!!!!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Congratulations! I have heard from many people that Irish is very hard. Congrats for finishing such a difficult tree! Good luck with your other trees! May the force be with you! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

Thanks! BTW, Yes, that's true, Irish is one of the hardest languages I've ever tried, cause it's a celtic language, but it's such a beautiful language, that I couldn't resist, i love the Pronunciation, the words and the history.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

That's incredible! Well done!

Out of curiosity, how many trees have you completed?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

I've completed: 1.- English for Spanish
2.- Spanish for English
3.- German for English
4.- Esperanto for Spanish
5.- Esperanto for English
6.- High Valyrian for English
7.- Catalan for Spanish
8.- Irish for English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

Dang, how long have you been on Duolingo?! That is amazing, honestly. My imaginary hat is off to you. ^ ^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

November of 2016.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

I've been here since 2014 and I've only completed one tree. So, you have achieved such an amazing feat, mon ami! Good luck with the rest of your trees!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

Thanks! Good luck to you too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamoolTheSamosa

How was the high valyrian tree


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

It wasn't long, just 3 checkpoints, but I could learn some Basic things, enough to hold a little conversation. I hope they finish the 2.0 tree soon, cause I would like to see some new things and some Audio maybe.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamoolTheSamosa

Wow! A conversation in high valyrian is really impressive (I didn't think the language was that extensive). Congrats. Have a lingot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I found the lack of audio very discouraging... Not being complete audio is not a deal breaker for me, but not having any just messed with my brain. I am impressed with people who have soldiered through it regardless!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

Wow that's gotta be one of the hardest ones


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

Yes, It is, cause Irish is a Celtic Language, just like Welsh and Scottish Gaelic


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

In your opinion what is easier, Welsh or Irish. What was the best and worst parts of learning either and which do you personally prefer. I am considering adding one but idk which I'd like more


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolMicheal

I think verbs are a little easier in Welsh than in Irish. There are also more Welsh speakers in Wales than Irish speakers in Ireland, although there are definitely more Irish speakers in the US than speakers of Welsh, so it's slightly easier to find people to practice with if you go the Irish route. Personally, I think either are great choices, particularly if you are interested in Celtic languages. Both are very rich in history and culture and you'll be among learners who are very passionate about the continued usage and survival of these languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/txlsu
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You're welcome


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolMicheal

Comhghairdeas leat!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

Go raibh maith agat!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nyanyan52

Comhghairdeas! :D. Well done!!! Here are some few lingots for your hard work!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

Go raibh maith agat!!!


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    Hello friend, I appreciate your work and it is very good that you have finished your Irish tree

    Very well I will give you 2 lingots

    Very well and continue like this.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob20020

    Could you hold a conversation in all those languages that you finished the tree in?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

    I'm a 100% sure that I could handle a conversation in Esperanto, German, English, Catalan and Spanish (native), I can't hold a very long conversation in High Valyrian because the course is not completed yet, or at least I think so. But I can keep a conversation in Irish, but my pronunciation is very bad, that's the only thing I would need to keep a conversation in Irish.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob20020

    I've been contemplating learning Irish, lots of Irish people where I live. And I could maybe speak with the bartender at the pub :)

    Was the course worthwhile?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

    Just give the course a try. If you like it, then continue learning it, but If you don't like it, just leave it.

    The course was of 5 checkpoints and it contained many useful things, so I'd say, yes, the curse was worth the effort. And I've seen that the Irish contributors said that they were going to create 2.0 tree soon.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

    Congratulations! I wish you luck on your language journey, which I can tell from all those flags is already quite exciting :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanStanDaMan

    Congrads! I see you've accomplished a lot already. Keep it up.

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