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

Isochrony of Irish?

I haven't seen a thread on this topic yet, and I can't find anything online. Which of these is Irish spoken by? I'm curious so I can more accurately 'speak' it.

stress timed, syllable timed, or mora timed

English is stress timed, Spanish is syllable timed, Japanese is mora timed, and Irish is...?

June 10, 2015

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

Here's a link to a paper comparing the rhythm of the 3 major dialects of Irish, which suggests that Irish is basically stress-timed, but that there are variations in the dialects.


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

If you listen to some Irish yourself (e.g. RaidiĆ³ na Gaeltachta), what does its timing sound like to you?


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

I can't REALLY tell, either stress or syllable timed. Sometimes it sounds like one or the other.

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