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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Irish

I'm using this phone app to learn Irish. The app is base on a simple principle of practicing every day. My daughter is visiting and doing it with Spanish, a language that she never studied despite having two Spanish professors as parents. She will progress more rapidly than I.

3 comments:

Thomas said...

Is there an app for learning what Hugh Kenner called "Irish facts"?

Jonathan said...

I don't know what that means.

Thomas said...

Kenner has an entertaining review of Richard Ellmann's James Joyce biography ("The Impertinence of Being 'Definitive'", TLS, 1982, reprinted in Mazes, p. 101-117) that turns on "the Irish fact, definable as anything they tell you in Ireland, where you get told a great deal." (In particular, you get told things about James Joyce.) Somehow your title triggered the association.