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Had a dream last night where I could crochet, read Irish, and was going to be a policeman.

I would like to crochet and read (and speak) Irish. I would not like to be a policeman.

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Date: 2017-01-15 04:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fidget
DuoLingo offers an Irish Gaelic course. Be warned, though: It's a difficult language to learn. I've found that if you keep in mind that the syntax is basically how Yoda speaks, then it'll be a little easier. And if you have any kind of background in Hebrew (which, amazingly, is in the same language family), you'll have an advantage.

Sight-reading is the hardest part since it looks like a bunch of consonants thrown together, but they in no way sound how they look.

I grew up in a house where it was spoken with some regularity (Irish Gaelic, not Hebrew) when I was a child, and even with that small advantage, I still struggle with it.
Edited Date: 2017-01-15 05:00 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-01-16 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uglybuffy.livejournal.com
Is féidir cuidiú leat!

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Date: 2017-01-16 04:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ivy
Diaspora here... I'm your typical third-gen in that my grandparents spoke Irish, my parents tried to run away from it and become American, and now people in my generation are trying to learn it again. Unfortunately, all my grandparents are dead, so we don't have any older relatives to directly ask. I'm on Duolingo for it too, and Memrise is a good vocab-building/reinforcing site for that as well. They've got the Buntús Cainte course there, too.

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