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  • #3434

    frostedorchid
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    I’m working a novel that has a few phrases in Irish. What are your favorite sites to find phrases, words, and/or pronunciation for a language you are not familiar with?

    #5888

    mary2
    Participant

    I have always been intrigued by how authors can show “accents” through their writing. It’d be interesting to see if there are any websites at all that can help you do that. Thanks for asking that question.

    #5889

    risu
    Participant

    This isn’t quite what you’re looking for, but I thought I’d throw some resources out there.

    I liked the page below about writing with dialect in general.

    http://www.justaboutwrite.com/A_Archive_Uses-Abuses-Dialect.html

    As far as translations, I’ve found Google to be rather helpful:

    http://translate.google.com

    One of my favorite authors, Diana Gabaldon, uses several different accents in her work, including Irish, and it remains easy to read. You might consider perusing one of her books. Most of them are Scottish, but there are a few Irish characters sprinkled in.

    I haven’t looked for popular phrases so I have nothing to offer on that end of the spectrum.

    #5890

    mary2
    Participant

    Like risu, Google translation works best when dealing with a language I’m not familiar with.

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