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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jun 2012 6:19 pm 
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Possibly a helpful article for parents raising multi-lingual children.

http://www.multilingualliving.com/2010/ ... -language/

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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Possibly a helpful article for parents raising multi-lingual children.

http://www.multilingualliving.com/2010/ ... -language/
Grma. An-suimiúil.

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jun 2012 7:27 pm 
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An-spéisiúil ar fad, a Bhríd. :yes:

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My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
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Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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Iontach suimiúil, ó tharla gur mhaith liom 2 theangaidh mhionlaigh a chur roimhe mo pháistí agus go bhfuil mé buartha fá dtaobh dó nó tá iogla orm nach n-éireochadh liom achan rud a ráidht gomh maith agus a ghéanfainn in mo theangaidh dhúchais, agus tá iogla orm go bhfágfadh siad na teangthacha sin...

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I'm not sure when, but at some age, I believe around two, though I may be incorrect here, (when I had some words of English) my Dad decided to speak Irish to me. In order to facilitate the switch, in addition to speaking it full time, would read stories in Irish every night. He told me recently about something's that he did. To teach me to say "bó" instead of "cow" he'd point at one and say "moooo-bó" or things to that effect. :D

My mother made the switch too, though her Irish was less proficient. In fact, she stopped after I was about 5ish, she couldn't keep it up :) as a result of my Dad's efforts, my Irish was leagues better than my English until I was about six or seven maybe (when real life started polluting my brain ;) )


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Very interesting Gumbí.

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun 2012 12:46 pm 
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grma, a Ghumbí! :yes:

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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Very interesting Gumbí.
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Our seven year old always responds to us in Irish; our four year old almost always does. We took our eye off the ball with the three year old who constantly responded to our Irish with English. We decided not to force it and thought that it would 'all fall into place', but we have now accepted that it isn't going to fall - it has to be shoved!

We have changed our strategy as the four year old began to switch to English to match his more and more. In the last month or two, we have refused to deal with his requests unless he asks in Irish. Progress is slow but steady. 'Ní thuigim' is regularly our response to him and he is now accepting that it is just simpler to ask in Irish. He has always understood everything, but just didn't bother using Irish.

I can see how easily English can become the language of communication in a Gaeltacht community because of the presence of one or two without the language or just refusing to use it. Anyway, benign dictatorship is the way forward. It has worked with the two girls and now his lordship can just learn to live with it too.

A week in Gaoth Dobhair in July will be a welcome diversion!

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It's a battle against parent authority and peer pressure.
You are doing a great job Saoirse. Fair play to you.
And they will appreciate it later when they are adults (yeah you will probably have to wait that long)

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