Amos Block (aladnsane) wrote in linguaphiles,
Amos Block
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Gaelic pronunciation

Hey guys! I was wondering if I could get a bit of help with the pronunciation of the following Irish phrases (supposedly mottoes of the Fianna, according to Wikipedia; I'm not using them for anything /too/ important though, so I'll take it as it is ;):

Glaine ár gcroí (Pureness of heart)
Neart ár ngéag (Strength of limb)
Beart de réir ár mbriathar (Deeds to match words)

IPA is OK (I can barely struggle through it) but I'm not very good at it, so a phonetic guide (including where your accent is, or in something resembling PNW American accent ;) would be really awesome.

Additionally, if anyone has advice for a reliable/easy to follow guide to pronunciation of Irish, that would be great as well, I've found a couple (http://www.standingstones.com/gaelpron.html seems pretty good, but I'm not sure how accurate it is, and omniglot depends on a better knowledge of IPA than my mediocre one).

*Edit* Thanks for the help guys! And yes, I totally agree that IPA is the best option by far but... it's also very challenging, to me.

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  • I guess basic is too basic.

    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

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    Here's an article about Australian slang words, tacked onto a story about an ex-pat USA citizen grappling with what looks & sounds to be the base…

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