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English-Irish dictionary. Resources to learn ANY language available and extremely interesting to learn a language that is not very widely spoken.

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A quick follow-up on a tweet – or should I say tvuít – from yesterday: Foclóir, a new English–Irish dictionary, has just gone online. It looks great; alongside its translations it offers detailed grammatical data, example sentences, and sound files from native Irish speakers.

The sound files are a particular treat, offered in the three major dialects of Connacht, Munster and Ulster Irish. Vocabulary-wise, although the dictionary is far from complete, there’s already more than enough to reward repeat visits:

Focloir English Irish dictionary - headword blogThe dictionary is being published on a phased basis, and the full content won’t be online until end-2014. The entries published in January 2013 consist of approximately 30% of the eventual content, however this range covers approximately 80% of general English usage.

Foclóir was created by Foras na Gaeilge and is based on the Dante lexical database. Preparation of a print edition will begin in 2015, once all…

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2 comments on “

  1. Kevin
    January 31, 2013

    It’s a wonderful new resource — especially the sound files. Thanks for the tip!

    The only thing is: it couldn’t come up with a translation for your tag “Language learnining”… 🙂

    • mylanguage1
      February 1, 2013

      It is indeed a great resource! Language Learning is Foghlaim Teanga I may be wrong though, let me know if you find a different Translation!

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