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Céad míle fáilte romhat! A hundred thousand welcomes to you! September 15, 2005 9:21 PM

This is a group dedicated to learning Irish-celtic language and culture. Have fun and feel free to post and create new threads related to this aim

Slan aqus beannacht leat
Goodbye and blessings with you
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 September 16, 2005 5:20 AM

Hi Joseph! What a great idea for a group! Thank you for the invite. This would be a great kick in the bum for me to get back in my gaelic studies.
~Cathy
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 September 16, 2005 10:15 AM

Beannachtai!

I know a bit but my aunt marijo is so much into the language of the Celtic anscesters;Eriu

I invited her Thank you so much for the invite!

Slan agat,

~Raven

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 September 16, 2005 11:05 AM

Hi Raven! Great to see you here!
 
~Cathy
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Good to see you made it September 16, 2005 11:38 AM

Looking forward to learning more with you guys. Hope your aunt can make it. She sounds like a great resource

Take care
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Dia daoibh September 17, 2005 11:09 AM

I am Patricia. Thank you, Joseph, for the invitation. I am excited to expand the little Irish Gaelic I know.   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 17, 2005 11:10 AM

Patricia! Wow! Another familiar face! Great to see you here.
~Cathy
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 September 18, 2005 12:57 PM

Raven invited me so here I am.I am of Breton descent.I'd love to learn Gaelic as it is a cool language.Hope to travel to Ireland with Raven and a bunch of friends.

I guess the journery begins here,one step closer to Ireland!

Big hello to veryone here

laterzzzzzzZadrina

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 September 18, 2005 2:34 PM

Hi Zadrina!
Welcome to the group!
~Cathy
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hello September 20, 2005 6:17 AM

Hi!  Thanks for letting me join the group.  Learning Irish Gaelic is something I've been wanting to do for a long time.  I used to have some links to sites where you could hear pronunciations, would it be ok to post those if I can find them?

Starr

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 September 20, 2005 6:19 AM

Hi Starr!
I just posted a few links myself. I don't think Joseph would mind if you posted them. We are all here to learn and help each other.
Welcome to the group!!!
~Cathy 
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thanks for the invite September 23, 2005 3:23 PM

I also into learning and sharing....I'll look for link and looking forward to meeting all..is anyone from Ireland?

Marijo

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 September 23, 2005 5:55 PM

Hi Marijo! Can't wait to see what links you can share with us. You can find a few lurking around here as well.
Welcome!
~Cathy
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Hi all! September 23, 2005 6:09 PM

I am very interested in learning Irish Gaelic - I have studied some on my own, but it really isn't working well... So I'm very happy and grateful that you started this group.

Hugs,
Ket
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 September 23, 2005 6:43 PM

Hi Ket! Well we are all hear to learn and help each other! I hope we can help!
Welcome!
~Cathy
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Great to see ya September 24, 2005 1:03 AM

I cant be here as much as I would like, but I do enjoy checking in here as much as I can. Enjoy the group and post as much as you like  anything goes related to gaelic and celtic history.... what am I saying... who needs rules anyway, post it up on anything you want. read the rules if you have any doubts about anything  [ send green star]
 
 September 25, 2005 7:26 AM

Cathy ~ my dear ~ thanks for the invitation. Suddenly I feel so Irish! Er - Hang on. That's Scotch. Well that's pretty close.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Proof the scots are full of hot air September 25, 2005 11:53 AM

They have a lung operated bagpipe, whilst ireland has one with a bellows that you pump with your armpit area

Glad to see you made it...have fun
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.... danke September 26, 2005 12:51 AM


hey Cathy thanks
for the invite,
yall got a nice group here.

I'll forward the invite to care2 pals...
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 September 26, 2005 6:35 AM

Sarvo! Wonderful to have you here!
Joe...
Rob...Welcome!! That would be awesome! Thanks!
~Cathy
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anonymous  September 26, 2005 11:30 AM

Hóigh duit! Thought ya may need an Irishman here!

 

Still remember the odd focal or two, lol

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 September 26, 2005 2:48 PM

Great seeing you here Warrior!

Beannachtai!

~Raven

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 September 26, 2005 3:52 PM

LOL! Welcome Warrior! Of course! It wouldn't be a complete Irish group without Irishmen!
Great to have you here!
~Cathy
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 September 26, 2005 8:07 PM

hi y'all! im new! i lived in ireland for 3 years..now back in Singapore..never did actually get around to learning the language but im really interested..  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 27, 2005 6:28 AM

Hello Shikha!! Welcome to the group! I hope you can share some if the experiences you had in Ireland with us!
Great to have you here!
~Cathy 
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Nice to meet you September 28, 2005 7:58 PM

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 September 28, 2005 11:23 PM

just joined, hello!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 29, 2005 5:08 AM

Sweet! Mike! You made it! Now where is Steve?
Anyway....
~Cathy
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New to the group October 05, 2005 10:13 PM

Just joined, hello and Brightest Blessings to all. I'm of Irish descent, grandmothers maiden name was Walsh (married into Penny-which I believe to be an English name), great grandmother was Murphy. Dont really know exactly when my family immigrated over, lost all records in house fire many years ago. Almost everyone in my family, going back a few generations, has the fiery red hair lol, mine is strawberry blonde/red. I have many family friends who come directly from Ireland, LOVE their parents accent lol , so I suppose if anyone had questions I could get into contact with them.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 October 06, 2005 5:28 AM

Jessica! Hello and welcome to the group! We'd love for you to share your knowledge and information with us.!
~Cathy
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Welcome October 06, 2005 6:35 PM

is really cool to see this group growing and thriving.   Feel free to post and just generally make yourselfs at home around these parts, im not around too much, but then again hey, its not my group, it is everyones. post like champs



Siochan Leat
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Pronounciations and lessons November 18, 2005 2:45 PM

I've recently come by this when I was looking up information about Druids...haven't looked at all of it yet but the first two lessons looked promising and may help those who have a problem with pronounciation.

http://www.summerlands.com/crossroads/irish/gaelic.html

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 November 18, 2005 6:07 PM

Wonderful! Thank you Jessica!
~Cathy
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anonymous :) November 18, 2005 10:16 PM

Great link, Jessica! Can't wait to put that to use..   [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
Hi all! November 29, 2005 3:32 PM

I just found this group on Warriors page when I was sending him a green star and since I have always wanted to learn, here I am!  I am Irish by descent, my mom's adopted and all her birth cert. said was IRISH!!! Yay!

Well, take care!

Roxie

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 November 29, 2005 8:31 PM

Hello Roxie!! Welcome to the group!!
~Cathy
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anonymous Hello I am... December 28, 2005 2:21 PM

Nikki Jo 
Yule: the first 3 days...
2nd set of three days of Yule:24,25,26
3rd set of three days, Yule
Last 3 days of Yule: Dec. 30, 31 and Jan 1


I am Cherokee and Celtic...I am learning both, languages and traditions...

and unite them in Harmony.

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 December 28, 2005 3:23 PM

Wonderful to have you here Nikki! We'd love to hear about any info or tips you have for us.
~Cathy
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Allo January 18, 2006 4:27 PM

Hey, all. I have no connection to Ireland, or anything in the British Isles, for that matter, but love. I love everything about the culture and the history and it's all so fabulous.

Sarvo, that is the best emotion I have ever seen.

I am part Cherokee, though. Just a bit. I don't know any of the language, but the spirituality is a big part of my own. I can say one thing in Chickasaw, though. It's pronounced "chofka ishkin nahoeba shilumbish", I think. It means "one-eyed wolf spirit". It was my brother's name. I don't remember my own.

I have so many links that I will post soon enough!

Oh, does anyone know if "Ta se bean ma chroi" is correct grammar for "She is the woman of my heart"?

Ari

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 January 18, 2006 7:18 PM

Hi Ari,  Ta se actually means "He is". Ta si  means "She is". There should be a long accent mark over both the a and the i. As far as the rest of the phrase, it sounds like something is missing to me. I'll check with my teacher and let you know.        Pat  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Thank you January 20, 2006 1:54 PM

I have one sheet that I have no notice patterns in to get stuff. So I do my best. And I can't type the accent marks with this computer.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Hello all! February 14, 2006 2:10 PM

I am glad to have found this group!  I am of Irish decent also.  My family tree contains Wallace's, Cope's, O'Hardaman's(Americanized to Hardman).  I do know that my grandmother was from Belfast, my Grandfather was from Dublin.  And it made for a very intense relationship! LOL

I look forward to learning Irish Gaelic as I have often wondered what Ireland must have been like in the old ways. 

 OT:  My mother one time taught me something that she says was Gaelic, but it does not sound like what you hear in the movies, I tend to think it a form of Pig Latin.  Whatever it is....I am fluent! Just wish I had not spent so many years learning it thinking it was Gaelic! LOL  But it comes in handy when you don't want someone to know what you are saying! LOL

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 February 15, 2006 2:50 PM

~Cathy
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Hello! Saw this group when checking out a January 06, 2007 5:21 AM

new potential friend's profile. All-American mixed mutt heritage, yet feel closest to the Celtic (Scots & Irish) ~ am somewhat fey, and sometimes gifted with 'the sight'.

11 generations ago my Nanticoke gramma of Delaware's 'Lost Tribe' mated with a white man. The Nanticokes got lost not because of re/dislocation, but because of intermingling with the Europeans, and by 1795 there were no full bloods left.

Have an ear for languages, and once was fluent in French and Russian. Looking forward to learning lots here!

'Erin Go Bragh' is the only Irish I know ~  'Ireland Forever', right? 

Light and Love from, Kathleen ( which I have been told means 'beautiful pure-eyed soul' ~ named for my maternal grandma's best friend Kathleen Patrick)

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~Cathy
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Hello! September 12, 2007 5:40 PM

Hello from a new member!  I downloaded the dictionary and copied the pronunciation guide to my file here as well.  Whew!  But I'm excited to get started.  My sister is also a member.  I told her we could use it as a secret code at family gatherings!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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~Cathy
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Dida Duit... February 26, 2011 5:19 PM

A charaid,
Is mise Tina.  Conas ta sibh?  Is Amei- ricanach me...Go raibh maigh agat--for the chance to practice what little Irish I know.  I've been learning by using books, cassettes, and Language30 cassettes, off and on for years, now.  
I have several dictionaries, and so if anyone would like me to look something up, I will try...
But I want to thank you very much--go raibh maith agat--for this group!
For anyone who would like an extra chance to study(free!),  go to BBC.com.   There are sites there where you can learn Irish, Scots Gaelic(there is a definite difference), Welsh, Spanish, French, German, and Italian...
I look forward to get to know you all!
Siochana(Peace),
Tina

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Woops! February 26, 2011 5:25 PM

Dear Everyone,
The line on my intro should be "Dia duit!"  I mistyped--arrgh.  Also "Meiricanach" is how that phrase should go--another mistyping.  Sigh. 
Everyone, don't fret about accent marks or the like.  Most of the time, on any computer, when I write in Portuguese or French, the accents that come with those languages are also hard to put in...sigh.  The people  I send things to understand the difficulty and shrug it off...
Peace!
Tina
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