I'm really struggling with pronounciation not to have the ability to hear every word :-( I wonder why the developers choose only to have audio clips for some? Would it have made the app too large?
I am having trouble remembering the words because I have only heard this one once and don't remember how to pronounce it. The more you hear them the better it is but this one and the food have so few with sound :(
Just remember that "mh" is always a soft "w" sound, as in "damhán alla" - da-waun ah-lah - and "bh" is always a hard "v" sound as in "ulchabhán" - ull-ka-vaun. There are letters that dont exist in the Irish language, such as j, k, q, v, w, x, y, and z, so they must subsitute with combinations of other letters.
This does not make any sense. Is there a difference between Ulchabhan and ulchabhan? Because I ulchabhan and it marked it wrong.
I'm a little confused about the difference in pronunciation between "ulchabhán" and "damhán" (from the 'damhán alla' sentences. The speaker says the first with a 'v' sound for the broad 'bh', but the second with a 'w'-ish sound ("dow-uhn") for the 'mh'. Is that because of some distinction between broad medial 'bh' and broad medial 'mh', or is it a dialectical quirk, or... ?
For the most part bh is always pronounced v and mh as w in Irish when in the middle of a word.
It's getting better. I remembered the word this time, just couldn't spell it :)
I type in ulchabhán and it sais its wrong and that the correct answer is ulchabhán
Because "an ulchabhán" is THE owl, not just AN owl. "Ulchabhán" is just "an owl".
How do you type a fada? I keep getting ulchabhan wrong because I don't have the fada in. How can I type a fada (I am using my phone)? Thanks
Best way is to long-press the letter and then select the correct fada. Methods may differ from phone to phone.
This has to be one of my favorite Irish words. It rolls off the tongue so well :D