Delodephius wrote:I would like to add a Celtic language to my list of language I plan to learn, but I cannot decide which one. I'm undecided between Irish and Welsh. Which one sounds cooler? :D
Delodephius wrote:From a demographical point of view, Welsh is spoken by about 8 times more people than Irish, about so, right?
Does it however mean that Welsh has more media available? Are there more websites, books, television and radio channels available in Welsh?
Is it? I remember looking at several descriptions of what Irish vowel digraphs do and still being unsure of what actually went on. I'm pretty sure that ea is [_ja] and ai is [a_j] (palatalization goes on following consonant -- sorry, I'm being sloppy with transcriptions), but then some people seem to say that ea is actually [j_E], [j_æ] or something, and that confuses the heck out of me. Can't anyone make up her mind?! And don't even ask me what ia and ae do; I thought I knew at one point, but I just couldn't get a clear picture from anything I ran into. Maybe I should do some more research on this subject, but I'd probably just get overwhelmed and run away making vague noises of consternation.linguoboy wrote:choc_pud wrote:And one can tell how a word is pronounced from the spelling!
That's as true for Irish as it is for Welsh.
Whoops. I meant [_jE] and [_jæ].Tikolm wrote:but then some people seem to say that ea is actually [j_E], [j_æ] or something
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