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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Functional and fun, this course offers full pronunciation guides, grammar summaries, dialogues, cultural notes, vocabulary charts, and irregular verb tables. Ideal for complete language study from comprehension, to speaking and writing skills, to understanding the culture.
Published (first published January 1st 1993)
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John Campbell
May 17, 2007 John Campbell rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People named Sean O'Leary
I didn't think I could handle this one, and I find that I'm right about that. I really only wanted to know how to pronounce the names. It takes long enough to learn that Siobhán O'Laoghaire is simply "Sean O'Leary," not S O'L.
Nicholas Whyte

Not knowing much else about Irish, it's difficult for me to judge how well Ó Sé and Sheils cover the subject. I thought it was a decent and mostly engaging course of 21 lessons, and can only blame myself for the long time it took me to get through the final two, on the conditional and past habitual. (I turned to the BBC to keep my momentum going.) It is a bit irritatingly scrappy in places - answers which don't match the exercises, illustrations which ar
Saoirse Sterling
Clear and concise, the CD that comes with this is also so very, very helpful. Irish is one of the hardest languages, purely on a phonetic level and this helps a great deal with pronunciation.
Go raibh maith agat, Darmod!

I have to mark it as "read" althought I am more continuosly reading it in order to improve my knowledge of the language...
Got this for Christmas and working through it. I love investigating languages, although I've enver mastered one besides English.
Comprehensive textbook of Irish language and grammar
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