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New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

Hi there

Came across this forum when browsing the internet. I'm Swiss, so I'm not sure if I'm even allowed to be here . Are there any people from Ireland here? I'd like to keep up my English (and in return help you with your German).

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Re: New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

Just out of curiosity, may I ask why you seek Irish people in particular?
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Because DB when you've known the best you can't settle with less, of course!
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Because DB when you've known the best you can't settle with less, of course!
Oh, so she'll be wanting to meet her first Englishman, then?
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Re: New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

Anseo!

I meet the job description, also in Bern.

If you want to meet up, let me know.
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So will you be sending your uncle?
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So will you be sending your uncle?
I'm very, very tempted...
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Re: New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

@ DB: Very simple, I love Ireland (spent 4 weeks there this summer) and I prefer the Irish accent of all others, that's why I'm looking for Irish people in particular.

@ fitz: Sure, I'll send you a private message.
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Fair enough.

Where in Ireland did you stay?

My favourite Irish accent is barely comprehensible to English speakers, let alone speakers of other languages, but I love it because they use triphthongs in all kinds of weird places.

Not sure if that's the kind of thing you're looking for, though...
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@ DB: Very simple, I love Ireland (spent 4 weeks there this summer) and I prefer the Irish accent of all others, that's why I'm looking for Irish people in particular.

@ fitz: Sure, I'll send you a private message.

so you want to practice your english by picking up an irish accent??

D'ya like dags?
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Re: New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

There's also a drunken style in Kung-fu which is well appreciated and surprisingly efficient when used.
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She's my twin sista
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so you want to practice your english by picking up an irish accent??

D'ya like dags?
G'waan ya langer!
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Tá m'árthach foluaineach lán d'eascainn...
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Tá m'árthach foluaineach lán d'eascainn...
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"... lán d'eascanna" though

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Re: New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

I think it is great that you had a good time in Ireland.
Most people seem to have a good time in Ireland which I suppose we are sort of proud of.
I must say I find it very materialistic in the last 10 years - but that is another story.

I live in Neuchatel and there are a few Irish around - there is a pub called the cafe du cerf http://www.cafeducerf.ch/ which is run by an Irish brother and sister.

However there are not as many young free and single irish as mabye a number of years ago - the Irish emigrate less since the boom and we have all got older ;-))

anyway feel free to PM me

Here are a couple of clips from youtube to help with a dublin accent


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbsb3DmVgmk

or mabye a bit of cavan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psUPpw-EoB4


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Re: New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

for the poor sasanach out there here are a few Irish phrases to be gettin on with:
http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/irish.php

whatever you do don't use the last one; nobody says that any more we don't have enough eels

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Re: New, Swiss and searching for Irish people

@DB: I was in Dublin (CAE preparation course, living in a host family), but I visited some places outside of the capital.

@bigblue2: I'm just looking for a chance to use my English, and since I love Ireland, why not associate with Irish people (and maybe get some insider tips for my next trip). I'm not sure what you mean with "dags", but if you mean the Irish personality or accent, yes, I like dags.

@JohnC: Thanks for the links, haven't had the chance yet to check them out. Will do that this weekend.
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@DB: I was in Dublin
So you weren't in Ireland then!
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