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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2019 3:43 pm 
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Hi Everyone

I have been fooling around with Japanese and Tagalog again over the past two weeks.

I found this:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix ... asic_words

and this:
https://www.tuttlepublishing.com/books- ... dictionary

The Japanese writing is excellent. They didn't just use a word frequency program but really put some thought into it and broke it down by category. Is there anything like this for Irish?

The dictionary is good but what I like about it, is that it is fairly small. The Tagalog to English portion is about 260 small sized pages.

I have tried to read dictionaries in the past to study languages. If you can get past "B" you are a certified masochist.

I have made it to "D" :)

Recently I tried to skip over the words I know and the words I do not recognise at all and I have been trying to study the words I do recognize but am shaky with.

This is working with Tagalog and I would like to attempt the same with Irish.

Can you recommend a good but small dictionary?

Thanks for reading-Pat


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2019 6:15 pm 
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pat-mccavery wrote:
Hi Everyone

I have been fooling around with Japanese and Tagalog again over the past two weeks.

I found this:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix ... asic_words

and this:
https://www.tuttlepublishing.com/books- ... dictionary

The Japanese writing is excellent. They didn't just use a word frequency program but really put some thought into it and broke it down by category. Is there anything like this for Irish?

The dictionary is good but what I like about it, is that it is fairly small. The Tagalog to English portion is about 260 small sized pages.

I have tried to read dictionaries in the past to study languages. If you can get past "B" you are a certified masochist.

I have made it to "D" :)

Recently I tried to skip over the words I know and the words I do not recognise at all and I have been trying to study the words I do recognize but am shaky with.

This is working with Tagalog and I would like to attempt the same with Irish.

Can you recommend a good but small dictionary?

Thanks for reading-Pat

There are a few pocket dictionaries, but I recommend Foclóir Póca by an Gúm, the publishing organisation attached to Roinn Oideachas that also publishes the big Ó Dónaill dictionary and Buntús Cainte.

It has lots of good sample sentences and unlike other pocket dictionaries, it has the pronunciation for each word in IPA, which I found very useful.

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Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2019 6:34 pm 
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Thanks!

This book is pretty expensive but I found one for $3 on abebooks.com and I just bought it.

The IPA sounds great too, I am still having trouble reading/pronouncing Irish

Have a great day


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2019 6:48 pm 
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pat-mccavery wrote:
Thanks!

This book is pretty expensive but I found one for $3 on abebooks.com and I just bought it.

The IPA sounds great too, I am still having trouble reading/pronouncing Irish

Have a great day

You can go to the New English-Irish Dictionary Foclóir for more examples and finer detail of meaning, to Teanglann for Ó Dónaill's Irish-English dictionary, pronunciation samples in the three major dialects and some grammar such as verb conjugation, and be sure to check out Bríd's contributions at Forvo for native Conamara pronunciation.

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WARNING: Intermediate speaker - await further opinions, corrections and adjustments before acting on my advice.
My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jun 2019 1:19 am 
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thanks again Breandán !


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jul 2019 12:06 am 
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Hi Breandán

I received my used copy of Foocloir Poca. Your advice was good!

With the IPA and phrase examples, this will be a very valuable tool!

Thanks again-Patrick


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