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PostPosted: Sat 06 Feb 2021 1:02 am 
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I know about the Raidió na Gaeltachta
https://www.bitesize.irish/blog/irish-language-radio/
and I often listen to it falling asleep. Getting used to the sound of the language
even though at this point I just notice that they say "agus" fairly often ;)
So I was wondering if there is easier resource for complete beginner ?
Many other languages I study have "easy-news" e.g. German and Japanese.
TIA


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Feb 2021 4:40 pm 
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Woland wrote:
I know about the Raidió na Gaeltachta
https://www.bitesize.irish/blog/irish-language-radio/
and I often listen to it falling asleep. Getting used to the sound of the language
even though at this point I just notice that they say "agus" fairly often ;)
So I was wondering if there is easier resource for complete beginner ?
Many other languages I study have "easy-news" e.g. German and Japanese.
TIA



There is also an Irish language television station. TG4.

https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?gcli ... vbEALw_wcB

https://youtu.be/mA1vYbAVrMM?t=24


Listening to music on youtube, spotify, etc is a great way to learn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teUOCfu35gE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AFRCWg_kOc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tskaLh_ ... rt_radio=1


COMHRÁ with Máirtín Tom Sheáinín is brilliant. And lots of episodes on youtube, and on TG4 player.
And there are subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_De7mNVVKeE


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb 2021 5:06 pm 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
There is also an Irish language television station. TG4.
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Thank you very much (go raibh maith agat?) brilliant collection of links.
At this point parsing spoken Irish seems like a big challenge - I definitely
need A LOT of exposure to tune my ears to start recognizing nuances.
Certain sounds seems familiar from Polish (soft s or c?) but many are not.
Incidentally - is there any connection between origins of Irish and Arabic?
There is same impression of prevalence of throaty H. Polish has those type
of sounds but not as commonly used - soft H is typically substituted.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb 2021 6:27 pm 
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Irish and Arabic connection: I don't know. There probably is if you go back far enough to our roots. Somebody else on the forum will know that. I think Arabic is much more guttural, Irish sounds more like Hebrew.


I just found this link on Facebook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI1RF7JfcFs


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb 2021 8:07 pm 
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As far as we know – there is none. Irish is much more closely related to the aforementioned Polish than to Arabic or Hebrew, as both Irish and Polish (and English, Spanish, Icelandic, Greek, Albanian, Armenian, Farsi, or Hindu…) are Indo-European languages.

There might be (although it’s not generally accepted) that far enough in the past there was some connection between Semitic or Afro-Asiatic (macrofamily of which Semitic languages are part) languages and Indo-European languages – but then again, Irish would be related to Arabic in the same degree that Polish is related to Arabic.

There are some interesting similarities between Irish and Semitic languages (like conjugated prepositions) that led some linguists to hypothesise that some Afro-Asiatic language might have been spoken on the islands of Britain and Ireland before the Celts came there – but then it seems such features aren’t that weird for verb-initial languages in the world in general, so all those similarities are probably just a coincidence. But if you’re interested, Langfocus made a video about them.

But important thing is – the similarities aren’t in any way systematic and they don’t stem from any inherent relation between the languages.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb 2021 10:40 pm 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Irish and Arabic connection: I don't know. There probably is if you go back far enough to our roots. Somebody else on the forum will know that. I think Arabic is much more guttural, Irish sounds more like Hebrew.


I just found this link on Facebook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI1RF7JfcFs


Interesting - I did not think Hebrew but I can hear it. The FB link you
included is prime ribs! Very slowly but chips the fog away ;-) - helps to
setup aural parsing process. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb 2021 9:21 am 
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Try Googling “Nuacht mhall”. Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain publish this every week: about three top news stories, read slowly and clearly by speakers from various parts of Ireland. They don’t “dumb down” the grammar or vocab, but there is a written transcript.


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