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Buntus Cainte: A First Step In Spoken Irish Part 1

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Buntus Cainte (English: Basic Speaking) was a programme aimed at teaching the Irish language that was broadcast on Radio Telefis Eireann in Ireland, beginning in 1967. The show was presented by Maire O Neill and Aileen Geoghegan. The programme catered for people with little or no Irish. Phrases were spoken by the presenters in both Irish and English, and were also overlaid ...more
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Published February 15th 2011 by Not Avail (first published 1974)
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Jul 12, 2012 Manny marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
In Dublin, Ireland, for a project meeting. For some reason, I've never been to Ireland before, and pretty much the first thing I did was to buy a book on the Irish language.

The first page of an elementary language text is always so revealing! If you're learning Japanese, you'll probably start by learning to say that I am the student, you are the sensei, and this is a cherry blossom. In Irish, the first dialogue goes like this:

NÓRA: Dia duit, a Cháit.
CÁIT: Dia's Muire duit, a Nóra.
NÓRA: Tá sé fua
My dad bought this for me when I was 12 or so in an attempt to teach me more Irish than he could impart on his own. We had the book and the tape, and the person on the tape had this horrible accent (to my dad's Dublin ears). So I don't know how successful this book is -- but I have to say, the illustrations are HILARIOUS. The lessons are framed around this family of four and some of the drawings are positively subversive. In one lesson, the dad is asking the mother if there is any stout in the h ...more
Mar 20, 2010 Kaci rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting to learn Irish
This is the book used in my Irish language class.

I'm not going to be setting this book aside for a while. 9-16-09
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