If you want this dialect plus another British/Irish one, Dialects of the British Isles is your best choice, or perhaps Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen. But if you want JUST the dialect of Northern Ireland, this is your best buy. This user-friendly book (or ebook) is the industry standard for the dialect of Northern Ireland and the northernmost part of the Republic of Ireland. The specific dialect described here is that of Donegal, the most northwesterly county of Ireland (Eire or Republic of Ireland), just across the border from Northern Ireland – the six-county area that is part of the United Kingdom. Although part of the Republic because of its geographical position, Donegal has more in common with the dialects of the country of Northern Ireland. Therefore, this book/ebook also serves as a decent example of the sound of that nation, whose capital is Belfast. Learn to speak like characters in the works of Brian Friel, or in films such as In the Name of the Father and Bloody Sunday. (Paul speaks the entire text himself. So you hear him demonstrate, in dialect, the signature sounds in isolation, the word lists, the practice sentences, and the two monologues.) If you want the dialect of Dublin and the south, see the separate Irish Dialect book/ebook, also on this site.)
YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES:
If you choose to purchase the book (option #1 on the drop-down menu above), you get an attractive perfect-bound paperback book with color covers, plus an accompanying audio CD. Page count: 26. Approximate running time: 30 minutes. Price: $24.95 plus shipping. Priority shipping in the U.S. is approximately $6, with delivery in 2-3 days. For priority shipping outside the U.S., costs vary and shipping time is 6-10 days. Express shipping is also available: overnight to most locations in the U.S. and 3-5 days to other countries. PLEASE NOTE: We often use Amazon as a shipping partner, as it is the largest and most trusted online marketplace. Rest assured Paul Meier Dialect Services will fill your order and provide customer support, but your book/CD might ship directly from Amazon.
If you choose the ebook for Windows/Mac (option #2 on the drop-down menu above), you get an attractive full-color ebook compatible with either your PC or Mac (OSX 10.4 or higher). It’s exactly the same content as in the print booklet, but you save postage – and get it right away! (You will need the latest version of QuickTime (a free download) to play the embedded sound files. And don’t forget to reboot your computer after installing it.) You will also receive, via e-mail, a registration code for your ebook. Your ebook is compatible with both desktop and laptop computers, but NOT mobile devices. (It will NOT play on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.) You must buy them from a computer for use on a computer. If you desire an ebook that will play on Apple mobile devices, we suggest clicking the option in blue text right under the drop-down menu above, which links directly to iTunes, where you can purchase it. (Also please note: You’ll receive your username and password within minutes via e-mail. Your subscription never expires. Windows/Mac ebooks are password protected and play only on your own computers; registration to two computers is permitted; they are not printable, nor are the sound files transferable to any other device; they are playable only on your computer; and sharing with others is not possible, and a violation of copyright. Full E-mail support is available.) Price: $24.95, immediate download, no shipping cost.
If you choose to purchase the ebook for iTunes (by clicking the blue text above the drop-down menu above), you will be taken directly to iTunes, where you can purchase this attractive, full-color ebook through your own iTunes account (the Apple iBookstore). This version will play on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac, using Apple’s free iBooks app, but NOT on your Windows PC. Please note that both this version and version #2, above, WILL play on a Mac (OS X Mavericks or newer). If you desire an ebook that will play on your Windows PC, you must choose the Windows/Mac ebook described above (option #2 on the drop-down menu above). You may download an extensive, free preview version for immediate viewing from iTunes. (Preview all our publications this way, even if purchasing a printed copy or the Windows/Mac eBook format.) Price: 24.95, immediate download to your iTunes/iBooks, no shipping cost.