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

Irish update!

Odoinn from Team Irish wrote 2 hours ago:

A Chairde,

I hope this update finds you all well. We are getting incredibly close to launching the course in Beta and we are working hard to ensure that we produce a course that conforms to the standards expected of a Duolingo course. This cannot be achieved without providing a course complete with audio to facilitate multimodal learning. We are trying hard to ensure that the text to speech (TTS) technology which will be incorporated into the course will accurately portray the language and allow for the development of the listening skill. We are nearly there. Please bear with us. Sure yee have waited this long ;).

Meas mór,

Odoinn and Team Irish

Sounds good!

July 28, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pierre980

I cannot wait to start using the course! Despite the fact I don't know much about the Irish language (at least much less than I knew about other languages before learning them), I feel that studying it with Duolingo might be a really good adventure. So I keep my fingers crossed for all the time, because I want everything to be just fine :)

July 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flint72

What would you like to know? Check out this video by an Irish girl who make's lot's of really funny videos about Ireland and being Irish. Most of them are in English, but some are in Irish too in case you want to hear it. This one is about a new minister (politician) who she's teaching Irish to. By reading the subtitles you'll see some of the levels of grammer in Irish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nU64sBvUqk

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/underwood.jones

Very excited to see this come out. The audio is the part I am most looking forward to as "broad" and "slender" consonants and the crazy vowel combos have been impossible to learn with books alone...I need to hear this language to learn it! A beautiful language, no doubt, but a tricky one to grasp phonetically! :)

July 28, 2014

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

I just can't wait to learn Enya's native language! It makes me so inspired that I can't stop listening to her.

July 28, 2014

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

Awesome! I can't wait for this one, either. I really want to be able to sing along and understand my favorite Irish music, among other things. And I'm sure the course will be a blast - I'm already finding the incubated courses to be amazing with the Dutch course. Here's me cheering Team Irish to the finish line!

July 28, 2014

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

To be sure oi can wait a bit longer (but not too long). De crack will be wort it.

Hopefully the speech will be easier to understand than my cousins.(and they supposedly speak in English!!)

July 28, 2014

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

Looking forward to it...Thanks!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dancerchick_95

I am so excited! It has been my dream since I was a child to learn the language of my heritage. Keep up the good work!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wendilee1956

I'm waiting for Irish and Swedish!

July 31, 2014
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