Its really not (if you've spoken it before or a language like it)but im live in Ireland and speak it so ya...if you find it difficult keep trying(this app is mure fun than lurning it in school im in middel school so ya i have a long way to go)but sam never give up because ypu find it hard i sure you'll be great in irish.
Hi StrayDruid203. I'm in south Florida, USA, just learning Gaeilge now, and im old as dirt, almost (47!). I do envy you a bit... I have to practice pronunciation with me dogs...lol. I like YouTube videos, traditional stuff uploaded from Ireland... especially music videos from the summer program that I guess kids go to over there, to get that community Spirit as Gaeilge. I also like the traditional music videos that have the Irish words on screen...those help me understand the flow and details of how to make the sounds correctly. You are VERY encouraging!
I just wanted to thank you, for being so supportive!!
The vast majority of the population of Ireland are native speakers of English. Only a fairly small minority are functionally fluent in Irish, though the vast majority have some knowledge of the language as it is a compulsory subject in primary and secondary schools (k-12).
To blow your mind further: the words for blue and green in Irish and Welsh are similar because the original term (glastos) used to cover both blue and green. And if you go even further back, it's distantly related to "yellow", and the name of the Polish currency.
Etymology is fun!