I'm just starting my 3rd attempt to learn Irish from Mícheál Ó'Siadhail's book Learning Irish and hoping that now I have broadband access and (in particular) Unilang to help me I might get a bit further than my previous attempts.
One question is bothering me straightaway. In lesson 2 of my book I am told that the word for "we" is muid. However, another Irish Book that I have (an old edition of Teach Yourself Irish - © 1961) lists sinn as the 1st person plural pronoun. I know from a brief look at Scottish Gaelic that this is the form there too.
I suspect that the difference is due to the different dialects addressed by the two books - Learning Irish teaches Cois Fhairrge while the other does West Munster. However, I'd like to know which, if either, of these is the standard form.
Of course, since I'm planning to use Learning Irish as my main textbook I should probably stick to what's taught in there, at least to start with.