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04/20 /21


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Rang Mháire (Mary's Class)


Last Time (April 19) {Back to Top}(back to top)



We did the fill-in-the-blanks exercise for BC 33.

Then we went through the pronunciation of the vocabulary for Unit 3 again -- though more quickly this time. We didn't talk so much about shades of meaning, but I did reiterate a couple of major points, and I talked again about how the "person numbers" are actually nouns. This is an important distinction because it means they behave differently from the "thing numbers." AND, I checked my sources, and the CO has something different from what we'll be seeing in this unit! So I'll give it here and also do my best to remember to clarify next week. Here's a basic summary of the differences.

Person Numbers
Thing Numbers
Can stand alone, msh. Tá beirt ann
"There are two people (there)."
Need a noun, msh. Tá dhá bhord ann,
"There are two tables (there)."
CO: Are followed by singular nouns
Some dialects: May follow with plural
Followed by noun in singular form
If there's a noun after, beirt lenites
no other effects
Typically lenition after 2-6,
eclipsis after 7-10
(though common nouns get weird)

So, that variation between the CO and the materials we're using will be pretty annoying.

Then we went through some slides to practice the personal numbers and the family terms.

I showed you a worksheet that I've sent out for your homework -- right now just make sure you understand the Irish, and then next week we'll listen to the audio track that goes with this sheet.

Obair bhaile:

Previous Class (April 12) {Back to Top}(back to top)



We started with a review of BC 33.

We went on to review the answers to the copula worksheet I sent out last time. I also talked a bit about when 'ní' prefixes 'h' to vowels and when it doesn't (hint: page 124 of the 2017 Caighdeán Oifigiúil).

Then we spent the rest of the time reading through the vocabulary for Unit 3, which I e-mailed you a few weeks ago. We also skimmed the grammar to get a quick look at what we're going to be practicing in this unit. I've already created some sets on Quizlet so please check them out and let me know if there are any glitches.

Obair bhaile:

Unit 3 – read and start learning the vocabulary

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