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Any differences in language perhaps....?

by lela.jeca Online Now Aug 16, 2006 at 5:37 AM

My friend and I are planning to go to Ireland next year. I would appreciate if anyone could tell me if there are any differences in language, compared to English, and if anyone knows whether there are some typical irish words and phrases we could use and learn.
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  • RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by lela.jeca Online Now Aug 16, 2006 at 7:15 AM

    I would like to know is there any difference in colloquial Irish and English (spoken in England). That is probably the case, so I would like to know what am I suppoused to know before we go there.
    I hope I managed to explain what I want...

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  • RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by lela.jeca Online Now Aug 16, 2006 at 7:35 AM

    And....language is not the only thing that we would ike to know more about.
    If anyone could give us some useful tips, suggestions - where to go, stay, do, see. Prices. Things to avoid, things we must do....
    Anything you think we could use, please tell me.

    If you prefer you can send me an email

    THANX EVERYONE

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    RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by irisht Online Now Aug 17, 2006 at 8:32 AM

    There are only a few phrases we use in Ireland that an English speaker might not understand the meaning of.
    'Bold' in Ireland means naughty.
    'Give out' means scold.
    'Messages' are Groceries.
    'Press' is cupboard.

    Not all Irish people use these words. If someone says something you do not understand, ask them to explain.

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  • RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by lela.jeca Online Now Aug 18, 2006 at 1:13 AM

    Thanx for the advice!
    Hope we'll be understood by everyone :)
    Can't wait to go visit. I heard all the best about people overthere!
    Thanx again

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    RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by Ken-out-of-Bath Online Now Aug 18, 2006 at 2:19 AM

    My wife is from Novi Sad and had no problems understanding the English spoken in Dublin.

    I'm sure you will be fine :-)

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    RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by dmrtn Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 3:23 AM

    Yes. An Australian looked puzzled recently and laughed when i told her to open the press.

    And a lot of Irish accents pronounce the sound "th" as almost just the letter "t" :-) I get teased about this as well. For example the word three sounds like tree and third sounds like turd.

    But even ignoring all that you don't need to know anything extra about Irish dialect/pronunciation to be comepletely understood.

    Dave

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    RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by dmrtn Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 3:30 AM

    Now i try to use the word "third" as often as possible. Though I really should have grown out of that sort of humour years ago. Oh well :-p

    Oh and Irish people use the word "grand" all the time. Pretty much anywhere you can use the word "good" Irish people can use the word "grand". I think it always sounds cute when non-Irish (whether native English speakers or not) use this word too.

    "There's your dinner"
    "Grand" (thanks)
    "How is your dinner?"
    "Its grand." (good)

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  • RE: RE: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by lela.jeca Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 5:13 AM

    Thanks for the advice Dave!
    Can't wait to say 'grand' for the first pint i order! :)

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    Re: Any differences in language perhaps....?

    by stevefrancyclancy Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 2:05 AM

    most impotrtant phrase you'll need 'same again'

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