Quevenois wrote:Well, in today's dialects, normally there are 2 sorts of r's : one that is an alveolar tap (as tt in "better" in some American dialects), the other one is a strange sound, halfway between the alveolar tap we've just mentioned, a z sound and a s sound as in "pleasure". It's similar to the Czech sound ř.
Slender s is just as English sh.
ILuvEire wrote:Slender s is just as English sh.
So slender and broad <s> are both [S]?
Quevenois wrote:(and English, because most non-native speakers' pronunciation is heavily influenced by English).
and Now You're Talking teaches Ulster Irish (with several Standard Irish features).
Double slender n (which doesn't exist in Munster) is dental and is much palatalised, and is close to the English n in "new". It's like Spanish ñ and Italian or French gn.
Is an duine atá i mo diaidh ocrach.
Supreemio wrote:Is an duine atá i mo diaidh ocrach.
To say someone is hungry you have to use the preposition ''ar''.
Tá ocras orm = I am hungry (lit: hunger is on me)
Tá ocras ar Sheán = Seán is hungry
Tá ocras ar an duine i mo dhiaidh = the person after me is hungry
This reminds me, could you direct me to a list of contractions, somewhere. It doesn't even have to be complete, just some of the common ones.
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