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11/27/20

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Will's Class

Announcements

Class Notes

We met November 24, when we:

As usual, everyone was on top of the story, so there were just a few things to unravel.

We'll aim for December 22 for our next meeting:

Resources

Assorted Resources that have come up in class:

I have added the information Maureen shared about the Cúla4 Camp program she had seen at the Montana workshop.

I've also added a couple of additional resources that are good for following along a written text while it is read aloud. Good for tuning up your ears or resolving pronunciation questions.

Readings

We finished the first Dineen, take the second one to page 27 for our next meeting.

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:


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