Does anyone else find the "type what you hear" questions extremely challenging? I feel as though I still get them wrong nearly two thirds of the time. Irish spelling seems incredibly counter-intuitive to me. I think it would help if, like other courses, there was the option to hear the audio slower (I understand that this would be extremely difficult and time consuming to program). This has been a source of frustration for months. I'm just wondering if anyone else has the same problem.
Indeed it is. I had your very problem at first, as Irish pronounciation and spelling don't quite fit each other: too many h's (think of words like comhghairdeas or féin-comhfhiosach!), too many skipped letters, too many vowels and not a hint about which one to choose... It can be frustrating, I know. But: just be patient and you'll see that, sooner or later, (almost) everything will make sense. To be honest, Irish spelling - while being hard - is much more phonetical than the English one.