24 July 2008

Forvo for Gaeilge

I stumbled upon this new-ish website today, while looking for a pronunciation guide for 'dia dhuit' (which is a pretty contentious issue, if you ask Irish speakers!) and I just love the idea: speakers pick and submit words to the website, record themselves saying the new word, and others can search and listen to what is there. Maybe not perfect, and it's all sort of self-managed right now, but I've bookmarked the site for future reference.

Dozens of languages are covered -- there are only a few Gaeilge (Irish) words so far, but what a fabulous idea!

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