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Just started Irish

Irish is hard. I just started it . It is very confusing, espically because some words are used in english, but have a totaly different meaning.

December 11, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azure_Waters

I think the main thing most people don't realize is that the Irish & English language are completely different. Sure they have some similarities when it comes to vocabulary, but that would be expected due to the geographical proximity of the speakers.

English is a Germanic lanaguge & it is related to languages like German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish for example.

But Irish is a Celtic language & it is related to languages like Welsh, Cornish, Breton & Manx for instance.

I am sure with enough practice you will have a good grasp on the Irish language! Don't be discouraged! It just takes some time & perseverance! I wish you the best of luck! (:

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