It’s not a very good way to start a conversation.
But it can be quite useful.
Here are a few tips for using spoken Irish to get started.
Be sure to ask for clarification The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re asking for clarification.
If you don’t, your partner will either make a silly comment or leave you to your own devices.
“I don’t know what you are saying,” you might ask.
If this is the case, try asking again.
“Did you just say something about my accent?
Do you know my name?”
If your partner doesn’t respond, try saying, “What?
Are you asking me if I have an accent?”
If you still can’t get a clear answer, try trying another question.
“What did you just ask me?”
If the answer is “I have an Irish accent,” you’re likely to be on your own.
And while it’s fine to ask a question like this, if you’re doing it wrong, it’s also not helpful to have someone else ask.
Ask for the name of the speaker If you’re in the habit of saying “hello,” you probably won’t be asking for the full name of someone else.
In this case, it might be useful to say, “I just heard that the speaker is named Larry.”
You might think that’s all there is to asking someone their name, but it’s not.
For one thing, Larry is not a native speaker of Irish.
For another, Larry might be more likely to say “hello” to you if he’s sitting in your living room.
If the person you’re speaking to is unfamiliar with the language, asking them the name will be helpful.
If it’s a busy meeting, ask your partner if they’d like to have their partner talk over the conversation.
If your name is Larry, you might have to repeat yourself several times.
If someone isn’t interested, try another question You might find that it’s helpful to ask someone to repeat what they just said, or ask a different question.
But try asking for a different person.
If they’re not interested in repeating, try again.
If there’s no other way, you can say, You have an interest in this subject, so I’m going to ask you to repeat something that you just said.
“How do you feel about the subject?”
“Are you interested in it?”
Or, “Can you explain the subject to me?”
This is often a good way for you to start the conversation by asking a question that is directly related to the topic.
“Can I get you any of my Irish books?”
“Do you have any books about Irish?”
If someone doesn’t want to repeat, ask, “Do I have a place to eat?
Or can I come and meet you?”
“Can we talk over a cup of coffee?”
You can even ask someone what they think you should be doing to get to know each other better.
“Would you like to sit down with me in a coffee shop?”
“I’m just curious.
Are you hungry?”
This may seem like an unusual request, but many people find it helpful to know their partners interests.
Make sure the person is familiar with the topic You can try asking the person who just told you their name to repeat it.
You can also try asking a different partner.
“Do we know each others names?”
“What do you think about the topic?”
“How does this topic relate to you?”
If a person just said “I like Irish,” that doesn’t mean they know the topic well enough to know what to say.
But if the person said, “It’s a topic I want to learn more about,” that may mean they’ve gotten some idea about it.
This can help to solidify your understanding of the topic and make them want to spend more time on it. 5.
Don’t let someone interrupt you You can ask your friend to talk over your conversation.
In fact, if your partner says they’d prefer to go somewhere else, you may be able to ask your friends to do so.
But just be careful not to interrupt someone else while they’re speaking.
If no one’s around, ask for directions or directions to the meeting If you have a meeting scheduled, you’re probably going to need a few directions to get from one place to another.
If people are standing outside your home or office, they may be standing in your way.
If everyone is waiting for directions, it may be helpful to try asking one of your partners to take you there.
If nobody’s around to talk, ask someone else to speak for you When you’re out and about and your partner isn’t around, it can make a big difference if you ask someone who knows what you’re talking about.
For instance, if someone is sitting at a restaurant and they’re talking to a waiter, you could