https://www.duolingo.com/Ismaithliomceoil

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.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

It is the Waterford pronunciation of the word.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

I completely agree, she just happened to luck out on the Waterford pronunciation (or maybe was educated near An Rinn)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anson_G

So far, the "type what you hear" part of the lesson has been the most difficult for me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ismaithliomceoil

I must have forgot to disable voice, since I haven't got that. Will add it later today.

3 years ago

[deactivated user]

    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.

    EditDelete3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

    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.

    3 years ago

    [deactivated user]

      I see, thanks for the information!

      EditDelete3 years ago
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