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"An mbuafaidh Éire?"

Translation:Will Ireland win?

April 21, 2015

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

Buann Eire go heasca.


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

Buafaidh siad ar ndóigh!


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

I thought the "faidh" would sound like "fig". I really struggle with her dialect!


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

As I approach the end of the Irish tree, I went back through a youtube post on writing & pronunciation today again; according to which the future suffixes are always pronouced like the "i" in "fig", but without the f or g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIokUII7LX0 This video helped me out a lot when starting, but this point had completely gone over my head.


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

Is there no change in pronunciation when the syllable of "fai" is added? Very confusing when its spoken.


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

Ive always heard it with the additional fig sound, id say its just a product of her dialect/accent


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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The "ig" pronunciation is very much a mark of Munster Irish.


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

Sea, buafaidh .


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

Sé náisiún, gach bliain


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FearDorcha5

It is good to note her pronounciation of Éire. Most of my Leinster acquaintances would say it as rhyming with "air-reh" rather than half way between "(h)ay-reh" and "eer-ra" as does this excellent speaker.


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

Overattention to pronunciation nuances and snobbery only discourage people from using the language. Unless that's the way you want it....

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