Since oyu started a general question, it is open to anyone ot answer. If oyu want to send a message to someone, you can invite them to be a friend and when they say yes, oyu always have their icon on your page/friends list and can easily choose email or page note. If youo haven't invited friends or accepted any friends yet, oyu can still visit a page and leave a comment--there is usually a comment box that you can type into on each page. Then there are also chat rooms too. I will send oyu a message on your page and see if you can respond to get oyu started.....
HI Elaine... there is also a chat that is open 24 hour a day 7 day a week.
Some Li regular goes there and chat for fun with some folk working at li radio. come check it out it alway a good fun to chat with them... just have to cliq on the chat with us icon in the main page of liveireland radio
OMG! Sorry! I thought it was short for a name. I've often signed posts as "Slainte." I didn't recognize slan...again, apologies. Thanks for the salutations...I wasn't aware there were so many! LOL! I think the Gaelic language is beautiful. Wish I could speak it. Of course, then my kids wouldn't know what I was saying, which could work to my advantage. *smile*
I just noticed there's a group here that's learning Gaelic...how fun! Hope I get the time to drop by. You have a blessed day!
Thanks, Alexandre! I think I may need to actually hear some of the words in my learning process. The spelling of words in Gaeilge defies their pronunciation! I may have a little more time after today to pop on over and check out the group...I've decided to drop my online article endeavors. I just can't seem to get the hang of certain aspects of things, and I feel that if you have to struggle over something as hard as I've been struggling, you simply aren't meant to do it. I have many pots in the fire as it is, and I can't pot another pot in that I have to struggle over.
Learning Gaeilge might be quite fun! Look! Thanks to you, I've learned several new words...I have to do it that way, I think, learn a bit at a time. Have a blessed day!
I studiend Irish for three years and let me tell you, I do not concur that it is beautiful but rather extremely gutteral in its composition. It is tough to learn as pronuniation differs depending on tense and sometimes region!
Yikes! Well, you've given me something to think about...I suppose I should focus on learning pronunciations of a certain AREA. You know, come to think of it, the U.S. is a LITTLE like that. I mean, I'm from NE Pennsylvania, where I grew up saying "couch," and "soda," and "bag," etc. Out here in CA, I discovered they say, "sofa," and "pop" and "sack." Stuff like that, but even then there's the odd area where those term are either different or the same as back east. I know that up in Maine and down in the south there's different terms and dialects. I think that's all over.
I may not know alot about what I'm talking about, but as I understand the thing that makes Gaeilge so challenging is that, for many of the world's living language, Latin is the root. For Geailge, that's not the case. Thus, the spelling/pronunciation problem. I'd still like to learn it, as it's the language of my families ancestors. And in some small way, I'd like to keep it alive. but I realize it will be a slow process with me, as I know no other language but English. You'd have thought I'd picked up some Spanish out here, but I haven't actually conciously TRIED to do so, so it hasn't happened.
And, too, someday I want to visit Ireland, hopefully for an extended time. And when there, I'd like to communicate in the native language, even if it's simply in terms, words, ideas.
I wonder if there's a particular "flavor" for the region around Sligo. *smile*
BTW...yes, I agree, it IS a very gutteral language. *grin*
But this is for Nothern Ireland dialect that is quite different from the South. I'm sure you can find out some course on how to speak south irish language over the web
LIke in the south to say hello is : Conas ata tÙ
and in the north is cad é mar ata tÙ
p.s. Dont worry about the difficulty... i have been studying part time this beautifull language for a years now, by myself and i can say a lot of word and i understand some of them when they are beiing said by someone else. i can count up to 39 also !