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Should be a section on phonetics and spelling

learning the spelling of certain sounds and letters by trial and error just isn't a good system, and makes learning pronunciation more difficult then it should be.

November 30, 2018



You just started with Irish. It takes a little while to get familiar with the spelling and pronunciation. The best thing is to practice at least a couple of lessons every day. If you leave too much time in between, you not only forget the vocabulary, but also the sounds and the spelling, and you make it more difficult for yourself.

For spelling, it helps to write out the words by hand a couple of times, first, simply copying them and then writing them from memory.

Also, don’t progress to the next skill until you have practiced everything thoroughly and done at least to two or three levels of one specific skill to give your brain the opportunity to grasp spelling and pronunciation as well as the grammar.


i just started but i expected to be able to proceed much quicker due to casual exposure, but all of the knowledge is practically worthless when i don't have the means to apply it properly nor can i use to help understand other parts of the language.


Please check out https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oIokUII7LX0 Now, and again after a few weeks, and again later.

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    Duolingo is more interactive than Youtube lectures. It is much easier to learn these things in an interactive format, so I agree with OP.

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