When @antsiogghlas suggested I tweet in Irish for St. Patrick's Day, I was excited to accept the challenge but still thought it was a challenge. I had been (and am almost done with) learning the Irish language through the Pimsleur method. Now I could speak choice conversational phrases, but being literate was a problem. Fortunately, I found a transcript of the Pimsleur course at a website of Gaeilge language enthusiasts. Apparently, Pimsleur teaches the Munster dialect of Irish, so that the phrase "ana-mhaith" (very well) is pronounced somewhat like "ah-nah-vah." Anyway, the transcript (as well as other resources found through Google) helped me tweet in Irish yesterday. I tweeted the following:
Is maith liom Guinness.
Fíon, beoir (3:26:15).
Ba mhaith liom rud éigin a ól.
@THE_REAL_SHAQ Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona, Mr. O'Neal! :-)
Is Éireannach inniu leis Uachtarán Baragh Hugh Sein O'Bama. :-)
Breithlá shona duit, Liam Phádraig Corrigan!
Breithlá shona duit, Liam Pádraig Corrigan! :-)
Ar mhaith leat beoir?
@DeRamos Ba mhaith. Ba mhaith liom beoir.
Ceart go leor!
Tá a fhios agam.
Go raibh maith agat.
I just ate a corned beef brisket and cabbage sandwich, and I'm on my second Guinness, so St. Paddy's still on!