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"Uisce."

Translation:Water.

4 years ago

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jabramsohn
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A piece of (hopefully) interesting information: the word whiskey is derived from the phrase uisce beatha, meaning "water of life" (which itself is a calque (or loan-translation) from Latin aqua vitae)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobLeGrand
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Duo showed me uisce three times before I finally heard it pronounced. I was expecting oo-sheh or something, but when I first heard it I thought I heard whiskey, which cracked me up.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pianohater

same

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cayden832091

Cool

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephTeltz
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How accurate is Ms. Duo's pronunciation with Irish so far? In my experience with the German lessons the pronunciation was sometime off quite a bit. I want to be able to trust it here...because Irish pronunciation is very weird!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheBryce

The Irish team actually decided on using a real voice! More important info on the Irish course can be found here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4279133

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephTeltz
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Thanks! That's the right route to go, imo :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaka1987

Irish orthography is just nuts :P The pronunciations have been good so far, but i imagine if you'd never seen Irish before trying to figure out how the sounds are resulting in the letters on the screen must be fun.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephTeltz
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In this case, fun = constant and extreme frustration. I'll say it out loud, confident I've gotten it right, then Ms. Duo will blow me out of the water :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TobyBartels
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Yes, but the downside is that many sentences still don't have pronunciations, especially slow ones. They're working on them, however!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bin_weg

It all sounds so beautiful, I'm in love. @-}--}---

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ragnaroktopus

I don't know if I am hearing it correctly but is "ui" pronounced in the back of the throat? I forget what it's called, but in guarani it's the letter y, it's like you clench your teeth and try to make an i sound with your throat.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaramataBG
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Knowing that the Russian 'водка' (vodka) derives from the Slavic word for water, I should not have been so surprised to learn that Whiskey is derived in a similar way from Celtic :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuis98

i need to know the pronounciation °_°

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rogruman
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can somebody explain to me how to pronounce the different letter combinations?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc98133

Im also having a problem with not hearing the pronounciations until ive encountered the word several times and already have it wrong in my head.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BronzetheSling

Happy Patrick's Day!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SGTPBJ

Water. This sentence deserves a medal

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlanHogan
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The audio for this is broken for me. (Getting an error 403 from the CDN, when I look under the hood.) Does anyone else have trouble hearing this?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeff986592

Hi

9 months ago

[deactivated user]

    no audio

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RyanMacLeo1

    I'm not hearing audio for this word...

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/caspengo

    the clip for this is broken

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rhysiwan

    the one before this I put she eats PAUL poor PAUL

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rhysiwan

    rip in a girls poop PAUL

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/charlievansum

    this anwser was not right bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SGTPBJ

    because piplup answered it

    2 years ago