No, not me.
Last night I memorized the adjectives tired (sgith) and sick (tinn). Three more and I'll have her entire list from lesson one memorized.
Reasons why I wanted a live tutor:
- To an english speaker, the spelling gives no clue as to how to pronounce a word. 'Sgith' is pronounced 'skee' and 'tinn' is pronounced 'cheen' Hearing a native Gaelic speaker make the sounds is invaluable.
- While there are a few audio sources of Gaelic instruction (I'll try to start a list and maintain it here) the problem with learning from a CD or MP3 is that there is no feedback and no one to ask questions of. For example, this week I'm going to ask Muriel about 'dhona' . The dh is pronounced roughly like a 'y' as in yacht, but as I listen to Muriel, I hear a hint of the 'Zh' that you here when saying 'Dr. Zhivago'.
- Sometimes my curiosity rears its head. 'How do I say..... in Gaelic?'