Friday, November 17, 2006

Foghlaim Dé hAoine

Today's Foghlaim Dé hAoine is factually correct, but there is a high possibility that it will be incorrect in the grammar and/or pronunciation department. I had to cancel my lesson last week because of work and this week because of my second job (Lovely Assistant for Peter Cox Photography). The last time I was actually able to have a lesson, an múinteoir told me that his schedule was probably not going to be able to accommodate my lessons after Christmas.

I'm at the point where I should probably take some group lessons, but with my schedule the way it is, I like the flexibility of private lessons. (Although I'm looking forward to doing a week or maybe two in the Gaeltacht this summer.) So, if you know a decent Irish teacher in Dublin (preferably south-side or South County) who wouldn't mind giving a weekly lesson, please let me know.

Beidh mé i Paris bParás an deireadh seachtaine seo.

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At 17 November 2006 at 09:19, Blogger Fence said...

Paris would take a b after the i and so be pronounced Barish.

I would always say "An deireadh seachtaine seo chugainn" when taking about the coming weekend, but not sure if it is needed.

At 17 November 2006 at 13:01, Blogger aonghus said...

Beidh mé i bParás.

You can add chugainn, or "An deireadh seachtaine beag seo".

But what you have is right.

Bain taithneamh as Parás.

At 17 November 2006 at 20:21, Blogger Shane said...

I find your Foghlaim Dé hAoine posts and subsequent comments from learned irish speakers to be really fascinating. There might be all of 6 people where I live who are even aware that there is such a language -- let alone speak it. I admire and covet your esoteric scholarly pursuits ;)

At 22 November 2006 at 03:38, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I couldn't have said it better myself.

At 22 November 2006 at 18:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You lucky girl - enjoy!

Oh wait, I just realised that it would've been the weekend just past that you went, so in that case...
did you enjoy?

At 22 November 2006 at 19:18, Blogger -Ann said...

Hi Fence - for some reason, I was thinking that since Paris is a "foreign" name, that it wouldn't take the....lenition or eclipse or whatever the b-thingy is called.

Aongus - Thanks. :)

Shane - There is a newsgroup on Yahoo where they are working their way through Progress in Irish - I can tell you when they start over again.

At 23 November 2006 at 11:14, Blogger Míshásta said...

"i bPáras"

The síne fada is on the first 'a'

At 23 November 2006 at 11:28, Blogger aonghus said...

Mea culpa.

Some names have been known to Irish speakers for so long that they have become domesticated, and follow the normal rules.

Londain, Páras, etc.

See focal for more.

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