Dé Céadaoin, Meán Fómhair 09, 2009

Some Glens material - 'Do's and Don'ts'

Here are some 'Do's and Don'ts of Glens Irish, or if you like - how to fake Glen's Irish.

Apply these and you could certainly make standard or Donegal Irish sound quite authentically like Glens Irish, because and the end of the day, they are not really that dfferent.

Gleann Airimh


Grammar 

The fundamental  thing is to remember that 'cha', and 'cha' alone is used as the negative particle.

Pronouncation


* Words like beannacht, bean etc are pronounced as if written byean and byeannacht

* ‘ch’ is often extremely weak if pronounced at all

* Final –amh and -adh is often just like –a like in Conamara.


* Broad mh & bh are pronounced like a ‘v’ sound rather thán like a ‘w’ sound

* Words like deas are pronounced like ‘djes’ rather thán like ‘djas

 Focail - Words

Ní - Cha 
Bhfuil - bhfeil 
bígí - bíbh 
déanaim - ním 
achan - gach / gach uile 
Gaeilge - Gaelc 
Cailín - Cailean 
Teach - Toigh / Taigh 
Buachaill - balach

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