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by starn
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Do you distinguish between /ʊ/ and /ʌ/?
Replies: 5
Views: 3495

Do you distinguish between /ʊ/ and /ʌ/?

I'm Irish; and I don't. But apparently most people do, which is news to me.

Do most people pronounce 'look' and 'luck' differently? 'Put' and 'putt'? I don't even know which words use which vowel sound.
by starn
Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)
Replies: 27
Views: 9462

Re: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)

"le bhur dtoil" if you're talking to more than one person. I've just finished (escaped?) fourteen years of learning Irish. I, unlike many, quite like the language but I've been really lucky in terms of the people who've taught it to me, it seems. It's an insane language at the best of time...
by starn
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 28661

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

In Irish it'd be "coinín" pronounced /'kwɪn.iːn/ or "kwin-een". Fairly similar to the Welsh, obviously, and a few others I think.
by starn
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How far does high school math go?
Replies: 39
Views: 6003

How far does high school math go?

I'm in my last year of secondary school (high school) in Ireland. I'm pretty interested in maths and I find that the course we take is pretty substantial and challenging, and it covers a lot of topics. So I was wondering how it is in comparison to America. Here's the higher level exams that you take...

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