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I find it so hard to understand Irish English. Irishmen speak so fast and sometimes indistinctly that I struggle to follow them. Is it just me or it's a fact that their speech is a little bit harder to understand? What are you thoughts on that? Thank you.
Well, I can understand the British quite well, but when it comes to Irishmen, for example, from Dublin, something comes in the way of comprehending. What might that be? For instance, the other day I watched an interview with an Irish band Jetward and I had to play some parts over and over to make clear what they were saying.
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It always sort of amazed me how many there are English accents in the world. It's hard for me to comprehend it, because the Russian language is pretty much the same everywhere. Though there are still differences from region to region. But not as in English.
I find the Irish easy to understand.
Maybe it's the strong Gaelic accent we find out there (I hear the Irish language is still in use where Cromwell feared to tread).
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