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« Topic Start: January 05, 2010, 11:53:38 pm »

During my exploration of Celtic mythology, I find myself stumbling on pronunciations. While someday I'd love to eventually learn Gaelic or Welsh, I'm currently learning Russian and don't want to interfere with that, so I'm keeping it simple. The few pronunciation guides I've come across are confusing and dense. Does anyone know of a good resource for pronouncing names, or a book on Celtic mythology that includes pronunciation help? Or any online sites that have auditory examples? Any help at all is appreciated!  Smiley
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« Reply #1: January 08, 2010, 03:19:55 pm »

During my exploration of Celtic mythology, I find myself stumbling on pronunciations. While someday I'd love to eventually learn Gaelic or Welsh, I'm currently learning Russian and don't want to interfere with that, so I'm keeping it simple. The few pronunciation guides I've come across are confusing and dense. Does anyone know of a good resource for pronouncing names, or a book on Celtic mythology that includes pronunciation help? Or any online sites that have auditory examples? Any help at all is appreciated!  Smiley

This site http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh/ should help. You should be able to find links on this site for gaelic as well.
Its great to see someone else learning Russian I'm learning Spanish as well and I've found they don't interfere.
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« Reply #2: January 14, 2010, 01:18:06 am »

This site http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh/ should help. You should be able to find links on this site for gaelic as well.
Its great to see someone else learning Russian I'm learning Spanish as well and I've found they don't interfere.

Thank you much!

I took three years of Spanish back in high school, and actually had Spanish prepositions interfering with Russian when I took it in college, specifically "con." I struggled (and still do!) with Russian prepositions, mostly, I guess, because they're only one sound and kind of disappear into the word following it. For some reason, I could never remember the Russian word for "head" and kept wanting to say "cabeza." Once I began to understand Russian cases, though, my Spanish started disappearing, especially since I haven't really used it since high school. I've chosen to just focus on Russian (which is difficult now that it's outside the classroom setting!) so I don't lose it before I try taking something else up!
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« Reply #3: January 14, 2010, 09:36:05 am »

During my exploration of Celtic mythology, I find myself stumbling on pronunciations. While someday I'd love to eventually learn Gaelic or Welsh, I'm currently learning Russian and don't want to interfere with that, so I'm keeping it simple. The few pronunciation guides I've come across are confusing and dense. Does anyone know of a good resource for pronouncing names, or a book on Celtic mythology that includes pronunciation help? Or any online sites that have auditory examples? Any help at all is appreciated!  Smiley

http://www.byki.com/ has a free demo of its language learning software in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic. I've used the Irish one - it's pretty fun and simple. Good luck! Smiley
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