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Will's Class


Important! Next class meeting has been set for March 6 (Saturday) at 11 am. I assume the one after that will be March 23. Thanks to everybody for your flexibility.

Class Notes

We met January 26, when we:

Next Meeting will be ? Let us know when you are available, that last Tuesday doesn't work for me.

Assorted Resources that have come up in class:

The "oral literature" exercise that we have looked at, and will visit again in February, can be found here on the Tuairisc site.

And Kerry shared a good source of listening/viewing media.


We finished the second Dineen, have started on the third story (bees).

Useful Links

Tryiing to capture things that come up, and thath people might want to be able to find later...

Earlier, Maureen shared some ideas that are worth keeping handy, in book marks and on this page:

We also had some discussion on video resources, particularly YouTube. We also discussed TG4 a little, and I have some notes on that below.

Addition: Aistear is the translation site I mentioned, they have lots of tips about little fine points, it is a fun site to explore..

About TG4

TG4 is the Irish language TV channel, of course. There is plenty to explore there, but it can be challenging because, 1) most programs aren't subtitled and people are rattling on a t a good pace, and 2) many of their programs are talking about Irish affairs that we don't know much about.

But here are a couple of suggestions for using TG4, which you can find in the English interface here.

Campa Cúla4

A while back, Maureen mentioned a program she saw "at" Montana, from the Cúla4 "camp" series. Cúla4 is TG4's "brand" of material for children, and the camp series are meant to be instructive, probably even helping educate youngsters who had school initerrupted.

Anyway, these programs are organized around various subjects, and they can be found at the Campa Cúl4 site. The one Maureen saw centers around cooking. She said it was about 25 minutes long, Munsterish, but, as she says, it is divided into sections, namely:

"Listen Along" resources

It can be helpful to listen to an Irish speaker reading a text aloud while you follow along, it helps you focus on the sounds of the language and can help you sort out pronunciation questions. Here are a couple of options:

Comments and questions are welcome via e-mail