Dia dhuit, a Stancel
Irish spelling is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. Despite its appearances, the pronuniation matches quite well with the spelling, just not with English spelling! It might be confusing for an English speaker that the line i wrote at the beginning is pronounced something like 'JEE-uh gHwitch' - but when you can see that a slender 'd' (Di
a) is always
pronounced with an english 'J' sound, and an 'a' is always pronounced as a schwa (@) at the end of a word, it begins to make more sense!
It would really be up to you to decide whats beautiful - beauty is in the [ear] of the beholder!
As for songs in Irish - try looking for some Clannad stuff. 'Níl sé 'na lá' (It's not yet day) is a good one! Also 'Siúil a ghrá' (walk my love), and Dúlaman.
yup, thats right. As far as I know, Scots Gaelic evolved from Ulster Irish. It even sounds like they speak a foreign language up there! I cant understand a word they say!!
But I think Ulster speakers and Scots Gaelic speakers can understand each other fairly well.... or so I've been told
The British Isles are awesome - I know, I live there - but Ireland is not a part of them. K thnx bai!
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