Question
26 Feb 2017

  • English (US)
  • Irish
Question about Irish

I've been using Rosetta Stone's Irish program and am 40% through the entire 3-volume set, but I've always had trouble pronouncing "duit." I'm just not figuring out how to make the initial sound, which almost sounds like a covered rolled-r sound to me. As a result, I'm pronouncing it like "writ" with a slight rolled-r at the beginning, which I don't think is right.

I decided to download an app that I hoped would give me another example about how to pronounce it, but the app is saying to pronounce it "gw-ITCH." This doesn't sound anything like the Rosetta Stone program, so is it pronounced like that in any of the main dialects (C, M, or U)?

Likewise, the app says to pronounce "fáilte" as "FAWL-cha," which is also nothing like Rosetta Stone.

Which pronunciation is correct?

Answers
Read more comments

  • French (France)
  • Irish
  • English (UK)

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • Irish

  • French (France)
  • Irish
  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • English (US)

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • Irish

  • French (France)
  • Irish
  • English (UK)

  • French (France)
  • Irish
  • English (UK)

  • English (UK)
  • Irish Near fluent
[News] Hey you! The one learning a language!

Share this question
Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions