https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a

I've just finished Irish tree.

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Hello!

This time I'd like to share with you the joy of finishing the Irish tree. Because to be honest, I don't think I was so happy about finishing any of the previous ones. The weird thing about Irish is that I never even wanted to learn it and I didn't know much about it. I just knew it existed. Then I saw it's available on Duolingo and I've decided to give it a try. I was going through this tree almost as long as I am on Duo, it was the hardest language for me, and I cannot say that I know enough to use it now (which is my own fault, I simply don't have too much time to practise lately) but it was the most satisfying. I was happy every time I could recognize at least a single word not to mention the whole sentence.

I'm planning on continuing my Irish journey with other resources in a few weeks. For around a month I'll be focusing on English and Spanish, and then I'll get back to Irish - to review what I know and get a better grip on the grammar.

Big thank you to everyone involved in the creation of this course!

Best wishes,

Marta

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/s-g-lafollette
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<h1>CONGRATULATIONS, MARTAAAAA!!!!!</h1>

I know Irish is REALLY difficult to study, so I have a great respect for you. You're amazing!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a
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Thank you, Shelby! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
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I'm impressed! Like you, I've found Irish to be very challenging: it's so different from anything I've ever seen before. All of the variations in spelling, for starters! Then the idea of "slender" and "broad" vowels. But it is oddly compelling, isn't it? I've taken some time away from it to work on my French tree but hope to return soon. Things feel clearer the second (third, fourth. . .) time around. Maybe someday I'll be finished with my Irish tree as well!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a
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I took a few breaks on my way, once it was to finish Spanish, then German, then Turkish. But every time I went back, it was easier and all those concepts which used to be so challenging were suddenly making so much sense. I think the biggest asset of Irish is the fact that it's so different. That's what makes this language so interesting. Good luck with both - French and Irish! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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Many congrats, Irish is a very hard language ;) I've learned that the hard way

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
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Congratulations on finishing your Irish tree!

If may I ask, how many golden owls have you got until now?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a
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Thank you very much! :)

Spanish, German, Turkish and now Irish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
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That's great. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223
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Comhghairdeas, Marta! :D

3 years ago

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Go raibh maith agat! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave
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Congrats! :D After Turkish not so long ago if I remember correctly, you're conquering the Duo world tree by tree ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a
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Yup, it was a few weeks ago. But I was already near the end of Irish tree by that time. Thanks :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Comhghairdeas, Marta! :)

3 years ago

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Go raibh maith agat! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MadMartigan9
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Irish is the most difficult language for me. It seems like all of the spellings are strange all of the syntax is unique... i need to memorize the answers and the words and remind myself by hovering over the words. Your accomplishment is impressive.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niamhwitch
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Good job!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bemk92
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Comhghairdeas. Is iontach sé sin.

Good luck in the further learning of the language!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProinsiasOFoghlu

Comhghairdeas, amazing you managed to finish with only level 13! I am on level 14 with a lot of the tree to cover yet.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a
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I guess that's because I'm also learning outside of Duolingo, so I'm not reviewing lessons so much here. I often learn some grammar concepts offline or on other sites so I've got a lot of things already covered when I come across them in the tree again :)

Good luck with learning!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gijira

Comhghairdeas! :)

3 years ago
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