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Comment by Kelly O'Rourke on February 26, 2014 at 8:39am

Fair play to ye, promoting the language.  Just being bit picky, but...Is there a gaeltacht where maith is pronounced "mot?"  You'd never hear that final "t" here in Connemara, but I know there are regional variances.  You also seem to have some misplaced seimhus up there, I think.  Maybe a more intelligent Irish speaker can back me up or correct me?

Comment by Bit Devine on February 26, 2014 at 3:56pm

from the time I was small, good morning has always been:

Dia dhuit ar maidin

Is that because my Gran was of the North counties?

maidin mhaith seems much simpler to remember

Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on February 27, 2014 at 11:43am

Yes, some unorthodox pronunciations here to be sure.


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