So part of this year is dedicated to learning modern conversational Irish Gaelic in preparation for a Gaelic immersion course in Northern Ireland this spring. The tuatha is mostly practicing on their own this year and we are all using the book and recordings by Gael Media called ” Now you’re talking”
I’m terrible at reminding myself to practice and when learning a new language it’s best to use as many senses as possible so writing it helps a lot instead of just speaking it. Again these are being written with phonetic pronunciation in parentheses and without accent marks since I can’t figure out how to do that. Does anyone know? I just need a ‘sineadh fada’… a mark above a vowel slanting upwards to the right.
~I’ll probably be posting these practice sessions at least once a week.
Is Mise (is misha) – I’m…(name) or simply ‘Mise Kitsune’ for example
Cainm ata ort? ( Kynah ma tort) – What’s your name?
if you wish to ask someone the same question after you have given your name then you use the following:
Cainm ata ortsa? ( Kynah ma tortsa) – Wha’s YOUR name?
Cad e an sloinne ata ort? (Caje slenu a tart) What is your surname?
Ce seo? ( Kay show?) – Who is this?
Ce haid seo (kay hed show) – Who is this? ( plural)
Seo (shao)- this is…
Mathair (maher) – mother
inion( neean)- daughter
mac ( mawk) – son
ex: Seo mo chuid inionacha ( shaw ma haod ninahah) these are my daughters
Seo mo chuid mac (shaw ma haod mawk) these are my sons