Have completed Irish 201 and commenced Irish 202. Both are interesting but not engaging me as much as I would like. So have reset Duolingo Irish and have restarted from the beginning. Will also try to pick up Gaelige gan Stro in a few weeks: my dissertation is due in a few weeks and that … Continue reading
On Saturday there was an election for the Irish Dáil. For the first time a left party topped the poll: under the Irish STV system, some form of coalition or confidence and supply arrangement is required. Exciting! Māori Things are progressing with my reo too. I've booked in my last assessment for Papa Reo (week … Continue reading Votáil!
Dún an doras!!!!
In my #irish104 MOOC we are learning a few more regular verbs. Two things of note: the way verbs shift when giving a directive one, more than one persons (but not including yourself), and more than person including yourself reminds of te reo and how greetings change when it's to one person, two persons, more … Continue reading Dún an doras!!!!
Fear a bhfuil dhá theanga aige is fiú beirt é
This means that ‘a man with two languages is worth two men’! So I am worth approximately 3 men: I speak English and French and am slowly improving in Irish and Māori. This was our proverb of the week in Irish 103. Except yesterday, when I found out I've been doing the wrong workbook for … Continue reading Fear a bhfuil dhá theanga aige is fiú beirt é
kete 1 done
Last night I finished kete 1 in my Wānanga te reo Māori course. Tomorrow we have our first group assessment. Am shitting myself. Week 4 in my Irish 103 MOOC starts too. No soiled knickers in relation to that. Whomever is our compère in the Duolingo Irish class keeps feeding us homework, which I am … Continue reading kete 1 done
Oibríom go crua
I work hard. As gaelige/in Irish. Ní oibrím go dian in Māori. I do not work hard in Māori. In fact I don't even know how to say work in Māori. Ouch. But this is what we learned how to say in the DCU Irish 103 mooc this week. This week has been intense, work-wise. … Continue reading Oibríom go crua
Tá agus bíonn, tá agus bíonn. Tá is right now; bíonn is habitual. Sort of like how French uses different past tenses for things in a moment in time versus habitual things or trends. Sort of. Like.
In this week's Irish 103 lesson: Is duine trasinscneach méI am a transgender person Is duine gan inscne méI am an agender person
I am doing OK with maintaining my Irish study. Completed Irish 102 MOOC this afternoon and have enrolled in the next two courses (strangely numbered 103 and...107?). I'm leveraging these courses on my own terms: skipping the comments area learning activities and instead focusing on the cultural context and core language skills: vocabulary, verbs, a … Continue reading Slacker
Irish 102 MOOC
After blasting through their 101 MOOC, I decided to continue on with DCU's continuation. Strangely, it seems the two courses overlapped: I joined 102 as soon as I finished 101, but it was already well under way. Hmph. So that means I have--theoretically, at least--three different modes of Irish language learning on the go currently: … Continue reading Irish 102 MOOC