Could this be along the lines of 'please forgive me' idiomatically? I was brought up differentiating between apologizing and asking for forgiveness, so I wondered if this functioned as one, the other, or both. It might be a more philosophical question that a language course is meant to answer though :)
Long story short: Both. Irish pronunciation is very distinct based on region, and all are considered correct. This does not make it very easy to define how a new Irish speaker should attempt to pronounce words, unless the examples from which one learns are all consistently from the same regional dialect.
I agree about the sparsity of phrases being spoken. I am also doing Spanish and there much more phrases are spoken, when you pass over each word it is pronounced seperately and for some phrases there is even a slow-mo version. All this helps with pronunciation and of course the best way to remember a language is through repitition. Is there any chance of this being changed please?
The sentence structure for some idiomatic phrases is not worth trying to unpack. Think of it like learning any idiom that takes a full explanation to know the history of but is easy enough to learn as rote. Something like "that'll be the day" to mean "I doubt that would ever happen" makes sense only because you may have adapted to it over time but literally it doesn't say anything of the sort. "Le do thoil" and "tá brón orm" are similar phrases it's better to just memorize.
There seems to be a lot of confusion around this sentence. I'm pretty it's just trying to show you what 'Please' and 'I'm Sorry' is. Don't worry nobody ever says that phrase anyway. So you don't even need to bother knowing it. As long as you know what 'le do thoil' and 'tá brón orm' means you're good to go.
I don't understand what this statement is supposed to convey, as a native American English speaker. This sounds like the type of thing someone would only say if they were being berated for having given offense, as a way to interject an apology mid-harangue. The only thing I can come up with is what ElizabethM503207 asked.
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