Shirt Campaign

Shirt Campaign Active through 23 September 2020

Help us raise funds to continue to provide scholarships for the study of Irish in Ireland and to make improvements on our website.  Each Irish language shirt sold and worn creates conversation and increases awareness about the re-growth of the Irish language.  If you are not currently a member of Irish Language Learners you will be offered a discount on membership for supporting our campaign.

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Lesson 1 Sponsored by our Shirt campaign
Léine (Shirt) “layn-eh” or “layn-uh”
é is pronounced “ay” like the long ‘a’ sound in English.
Technically the L is slender because it is closest to the slender vowel ‘é’.
The slender vowels are ‘e, i, é, í’.
The letter L has a slightly different pronunciation when it is slender than when it is broad. Make a note for yourself to investigate further but don’t let it stop you from learning and pronouncing words in Irish with a slender L.
Lesson 2 Sponsored by our Shirt campaign
Léine (Shirt) “layn-eh” or “layn-uh”
é (long e) is pronounced “ay” like the long ‘a’ sound in English.
e (short e) is pronounced as “eh” in Irish.
Why would e then be pronounced as “uh”.
In Irish and English an unstressed vowel can be pronounced as “uh” and that is called the ‘schwa’ sound. It is not as important as the stressed vowel in the word.
Anytime an Irish vowel has a fada mark over it, it is stressed.
Éire (Ireland) “Ayr-uh”
Lesson 3 Sponsored by our Shirt campaign
Léine (Shirt) “layn-eh” or “layn-uh”
Léine is a feminine noun which means that you put séimhiú (h) on adjectives that describe it.
Léine dheas (nice shirt)
Léine ghlan (clean shirt)
Léine dhubh (black shirt)
Léine the (warm shirt)
Lesson 4 Sponsored by our Shirt campaign
Ar dtús gach maidin bím ag smaoineamh ortsa.
(First thing every morning I am thinking of you.)
Is fíor é seo.
(This is true.)
Lesson 5 Sponsored by our Shirt campaign
Inis dom gur mhaith leat mo léine Éireannach.
(Tell me that you like my Irish shirt.)