Member Profile: Dalton Miller

Dalton Miller
Dalton Miller, Cuid den Fhoireann

There are two Dalton Millers. Which one do you know?

After dabbling in the language with Duolingo and several books, Dalton was invited to a Comhrá session of Let’s Learn Irish. Since then, he’s been full speed ahead, enjoying the minutiae and particulars of Irish. Dalton finds Irish unique among other languages, from the grammar to the pronunciation, and enjoys the intellectual stimulation gained in pursuing it. Eventually he noticed that one develops a second personality when speaking a new language, having conversations that he wouldn’t have in English, and connecting with people who he wouldn’t have had the chance to otherwise.

While some people dream in a language after having reached a certain fluency, for Dalton it was the opposite. Once he began learning Irish he dreamt that his ancestors spoke to him in the language, and he could understand them…until he woke up, anyway. His grandparents being from Ireland, this dream has continued throughout his learning experience, further convincing him that learning Irish is the right thing for him to be doing.

Cé Thusa?

Ainm: Dalton Ó Muilleoir

Áit/Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

C1 Advanced

Ról sa Chomhphobal/Role in the Community: 
Cuid den Fhoireann

Slí Beatha/Occupation: 
Garda Slándala

Fad ag foghlaim Gaeilge/Time learning Irish: 
Trí Bhliain Anois

Caithimh Aimseartha/Hobbies: 
Ceol, Cluichí Roimhairí, ag Leabh, ag Scríobh, agus Cait 

Cad is Fearr Leat?

Ceol/Music: Miotal Dubh

Cairitistiona (Gaidhlig na hAlban)

Bia traidisiúinta na hÉireann


 Goodfellas le Martin Scorsese

Clár Teilifíse/TV Show: 
House of the Dragon

Podchraoladh/Podcast: Bladhaire agus Barrscéalta

Blood Meridian le Cormac McCarthy

Damhán alla 

Laoch/Hero: Séamus Ó Grianna (AKA Máire)

Áit in Éirinn/Place in Ireland: 
Gaoth Dobhair 

Frása Gaeilge/Irish phrase: 
Tá mé ar mhuin na muice 

Miotaseolaíocht/Irish Mythology: 
Fionn Mac Cumhaill 

Níor bhris focal maith fiacal ariamh

Mana saoil/Life motto: 
Coinnigh ort, i gcónaí

Comhairle d’fhoghlaimeoirí nua/Advice for new learners of Irish: 
Coinnigh oraibh, Ná bí buartha fá dtaibh den dhifríochtaí

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