Is mise Tom Lee, tha mi à Atlanta, Georgia. Tha mi toilichte ur coinneachadh.
I am a beginner still struggling with where to start. There are few opportunities to learn here in Georgia. Although Skype and other internet options exist, I learn best speaking in-person. There are no opportunities to speak with fluent speakers here.
The starting point I've chosen is "Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks," by Ian MacAonghuis and Roibeard ' Maolalaigh. But retention is an issue.
Has anyone found learning the phonetics of Scottish Gaelic helpful as an early step to achieve fluency? I've found with German and Japanese that once I understand how words and sentences sound, learning how to speak is easier.
Does anyone have any tips for beginners (with no access to fluent speakers)?
It is a pleasure to meet others interested in learning the language. I love the sound of ghaidhlig, its history, and the idea of keeping a beautiful and important language alive.