Learning how to pronounce words.
I'm having trouble learning how to pronounce various words and sounds that are very unfamiliar to me; how do I go about remedying that?
There are a few solutions that I can currently think of... here are a few:
why not try to youtube some videos of people speaking the language you are trying to learn, and try to copy them.
Record yourself and post it on here for some advice on what you could do better, or how to do it.
whenever you are doing a lesson, always repeat what the person has just said to get some practice.
I hope this helped! Happy learning!!!
Learngaelic.scot has a beginners course that has both English and Gaelic text along with a recording for everything in the lessons. There are 2 or 3 conversations in each lesson. You could listen while you read along and/or pause the recording periodically to repeat back what the narrator has just said.
This man is phenominal, watch a few of his videos he has such an amazing way of teaching.. he encourages you to repeat things as hes saying them so I would also do as lilpuppy suggested and recording yourself.. im scottish although not fluent in Gaelic, so already have the tongue action for pronounciation dont get me wrong some words took a good few attempts but once you have it you have it! Just keep practicing even if you talk to a pet, a child a plant .. do it when you make food or coffee in the kitchen Seo hama ìm agus aran Tha ceapaire agam cho blasta, Is toil leam cofaidh cha toil leam tì le siùcar etc .. you will get it, my wee dog know Gaelic now im sure of it lol
Apologies if any of that was wrong ima learning too :)
Happy learning a'charaid :)
In Gaelic, words ending in -n or -m affect the sound of the following b-, c-, d-, g-, p- and t- sounds. For instance, you write "an t-uisge" but you actually say/hear "a(n) duisge" or "an huisge" (Leodhasaich). Likewise, you write "am pathadh" but you actually say/hear "a(m) bathadh" or "am hathadh" (Leodhasaich). If you don't do your nasalisation, you sound like an artificial voice, like a robot.