This word just made me so happy.
Concur! Imagining a nation of people saying that on repeat... fantastic.
Well... Maybe you remember the repeated 'badger'?
Haha, I agree. Think it is my new favourite word in Irish.
I agree! This pronunciation is delightful. Right up there with 'bágún'.
Absolutely! "Ithean an turtar bágún!" Right?!
I really like how failte sounds :)
Can't fault ya on that ;)
Haha I'm irish and I never learned this word in school. It's my favourite word :)
Sounds like "turr-turr". XD One of my favorite words now.
what is tortoise? some people think they're the same -- are they different in Irish?
“Tortoise” is toirtís. (To round out the set of chelonians, “terrapin” is tiripín.)
A turtle is a tortoise that lives in water. North American English speakers call them sea turtles and turtles respectively.
where is the 's'/'sh' sound coming from?
She is doing a slender r. That's what it can sound like sometimes. I'm not sure why she is when it's spells as a broad r. Dialect perhaps? I know in Ulster 'lacha' is just pronounced lă. And spelled the same, AFAIK.
I just listened to the pronunciation of turtar on the website: https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/turtar. I hear no "sh" sound in any of the 3 dialects.
I think you can hear a slight one in the Munster dialect
What's the difference between turtar and the plural turtair when it comes to pronunciation? I have a hard time recognizing it.
Allowing for differences in dialect, generally - "tur-tur" and "tur-tair".