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mishapqueen
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4/3/2015 9:51:16 PM
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Gaelic sounds really odd to me, and I'm trying to learn to sing this song, but it's really hard. Any ideas?
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4/12/2015 6:10:40 PM
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At 4/3/2015 9:51:16 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
Gaelic sounds really odd to me, and I'm trying to learn to sing this song, but it's really hard. Any ideas?
http://listenonrepeat.com...

Hmm learn the basics of the language might help :)
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4/12/2015 6:39:20 PM
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At 4/12/2015 6:10:40 PM, scots wrote:
At 4/3/2015 9:51:16 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
Gaelic sounds really odd to me, and I'm trying to learn to sing this song, but it's really hard. Any ideas?
http://listenonrepeat.com...

Hmm learn the basics of the language might help :)

Probably, lol
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5/9/2015 7:45:10 PM
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To be fair, one does not need to learn a language to be able to sing a song in that language.
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5/15/2015 1:53:01 PM
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At 4/3/2015 9:51:16 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
Gaelic sounds really odd to me, and I'm trying to learn to sing this song, but it's really hard. Any ideas?
http://listenonrepeat.com...

Try singing Irish FOLK music and once you get that down you should be good with Gaelic.
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5/15/2015 1:53:47 PM
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At 5/9/2015 7:45:10 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
To be fair, one does not need to learn a language to be able to sing a song in that language.

No, I know 4 Japanese songs, 3 Russian songs, and 19 songs in Spanish. Yet I do not totally know those languages.
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5/25/2015 6:19:09 PM
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True, you can sing a song in any language without actually having to go through the trouble of learning it, all it takes is time and repetition. But your efforts can only be enhanced by learning a bit of the language, especially learning how orthography and pronunciation interact.

Gaelic phonology is very different to that of English. Gaelic has a system of paired consonants known as broad/slender consonants. Slender consonants are found adjacent to slender vowels (i,e) and are palatalised in production (the consonant is pronounced with the tongue near the roof of the mouth). You must learn this system if you wish to pronounce Gaelic correctly. It is evident from the video linked that the singer is not a native speaker, pronunciation sounds very foreign and would be difficult for a native gaelic speaker to understand. Btw, all the words in blue are in Breton.