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PostPosted: Fri 17 May 2019 2:52 pm 
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Taletimes wrote:
Well, um... that came across confusingly hostile.

Relax. Duolingo didn't slam your language of preferred study. I'm only referring to figures I've seen quoted on how much the language is spoken these days (I doubt they're made up out of thin air), and the numbers speak of it being on the rare side. That's all--it's okay. Apparently, Duolingo and its patrons love the language enough to be teaching and learning it. That says something.

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Wow, you sound personally offended for some reason. Maybe speak to your doctor about increasing your dosage.

OH wait! I get it now. Is this where we slam down our pints of Guinness and indulge in fisticuffs?! :guiness:

Damn. While I do appreciate the welcome, I'll have to decline. Take care, now!


Duolingo TEACHES errors, so if you're speaking of them, you're correct.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 May 2019 9:00 pm 
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Redwolf wrote:

Duolingo TEACHES errors, so if you're speaking of them, you're correct.

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Ná cothaigh na troill, a Redwolf.


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PostPosted: Sun 19 May 2019 3:15 pm 
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Ade wrote:
Redwolf wrote:

Duolingo TEACHES errors, so if you're speaking of them, you're correct.

Redwolf


Ná cothaigh na troill, a Redwolf.


Is fuath liom troill...

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PostPosted: Sun 19 May 2019 9:58 pm 
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Redwolf wrote:
Ade wrote:
Redwolf wrote:

Duolingo TEACHES errors, so if you're speaking of them, you're correct.

Redwolf


Ná cothaigh na troill, a Redwolf.


Is fuath liom troill...

Redwolf


Is fuath liom daoine nach bhfuil meas acu ar teanga muna bhfuil sí úsáidte le "go leor" daoine.


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jun 2019 11:35 am 
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Taletimes wrote:
Well, um... that came across confusingly hostile.

You weren't to know that Duolingo sucks (or that Duolingo is one of Redwolf's pet peeves). But now you do.

Other comments about people not noticing if you make mistakes are also a bit of dodgy logic.

Irish is actually experiencing a revival (of which Duolingo and the like are taking advantage) and one of the online Irish community's favourite pastimes is finding token pieces of Irish used by people who don't give a damn and passing the word around. They serve as good examples of what not to do when helping students learn the language.

So while I do think that flared up rather suddenly, please be aware that we do take our language very seriously here and prefer to help people who want to achieve a good result and not be too blasé about it.

Please feel free to ask questions but don't diss the language.

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