Scríobh <[log in to unmask]> Patrick McGinn:
> I don't read gaelige and was hoping first to speak it. Thank you anyway.
> Pat McGinn
Then all you did was join the wrong list first, Pat. The drill is (for
you, and any other lurkers out there):
STEP ONE: join [log in to unmask] to learn the basics of Irish
Gaelic, and having achieved that, stay on G-B,, so as to help us see the
next set of learners through.
STEP TWO: join [log in to unmask], to particupate in
discussions in Irish Gaelic only.
STEP THREE: join [log in to unmask], to particupate in
discussions between speakers of all kinds of Gaelic (Manx and Scottish
Gaelic, as well as Irish) and in all dialects of Gaelic (official
"standard" and our regional variants).
To keep your sanity, or at least a sense of proportion, I suggest you
take steps TWO and THREE simultaneously.:-)
Copying this to sister [log in to unmask], in case their owners
might like to issue a similar statement of advice to newcomers, bearing
in mind that the track is slightly different, if joining GAELG or
GAIDHLIG-B first, for example.