Would someone please break down this sentence in structure for me?
The positive statement is "Is maith liom beoir," literally "Is good with-me beer." So the negative here, "Ní maith liom beoir," literally means "Not(-is) good with-me beer."
I listened to it multiple times and it sounded like be-oje every time. How is it supposed to be pronounced?
English doesn't use the slender r sound, so English speakers have difficulty distinguishing the sound, or describing it. This speaker is pronouncing beoir properly.
It sounds like "bilge". Which, not liking a bilge is perfectly understandable. But is that really how beoir is supposed to be pronounced? Or is there a problem with the fidelity of the audio file?
Does this help?
Sounds and Spelling of Irish / Fuaimniú & Litriú na Gaeilge [YouTube]
This is very useful - albeit quite a lot to digest!
How do you say, "I love Guinness"? Lol
Is fearr liom Guinness.
Word for word, "is best with-me Guinness".
Is fearr liom Guinness means "I prefer Guinness".
Is breá liom Guinness is closer to "I love Guinness". aoibhinn is a bit stronger than breá, but it sees a bit much for beer.