The Voice Pronouncing "Dinnéar"
Hi, not that active in the forums but as an Irish speaker (working towards fluent) I know dinnéar is not pronunced dine-ehr but din-ehr. The ending of din would sound the same as the ending of bin.
Might just be in Munster dialect though.
Let's be honest, the voice is awful all around. Even when she does speak a dialect, she's never consistent. Usually, she's just mapping English sounds on Irish words, not speaking Irish.
I completely agree, she just happened to luck out on the Waterford pronunciation (or maybe was educated near An Rinn)
So far, the "type what you hear" part of the lesson has been the most difficult for me.
I must have forgot to disable voice, since I haven't got that. Will add it later today.
I got the impression that different recordings follow different dialects. At least some of 'agat' are pronounced 'agat' and some 'agut', some 'maidin' are pronounced with slender D but some with broad... Actually, this might be useful since we're exposed to different ways of pronounciation and will be prepared to hear different dialects.
But I might be mistaken since I'm just a beginner.
That's not what it is. The problem is that the speaker is non-native and doesn't have a competent grasp of Irish phonology. There have been plenty of threads about this, and the moderators said they were looking into getting a replacement. But, alas, they've been silent for over a month.