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Titles, Quotes, and Sayings in Irish to Practice Terms for ‘Daoine Muinteartha’ (Family Members), Cuid/Part 2 Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

(le Róislín) Seo cuid 2 (cuid a dó) den mhionsraith le teidil, athfhriotail agus seanráite a bhfuil téarmaí do bhaill an teaghlaigh (“family members”) iontu.  As previously (nasc thíos), some of these are traditional  proverbs in Irish and the others are quotes, paraphrases, or classic book, movie, or TV program titles that I have translated into…

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Titles, Quotes, and Sayings in Irish to Practice Terms for ‘Daoine Muinteartha’ (Family Members), Cuid/Part 1 Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

(le Róislín) Aithreacha, máithreacha, deirfiúracha agus deartháireacha agus a thuilleadh.  Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, and more.  Today’s blogpost consists of a few traditional proverbs in Irish and a variety of quotes, paraphrases, and classic book, movie, or TV program titles that I have translated into Irish or written in Irish.  In each case, a key…

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Leasmhac, Leasiníon, Leas-siblíní and the hypothetical Irish (or Martian) Leas-Taoiseach Posted by on Nov 25, 2016

(le Róislín) The last entry (for now, at least), in our “leas-” terms series will cover the words “leasmhac” (stepson) and “leasiníon” (stepdaughter). Probably, in fact, these words will be more applicable for a lot of readers than some of the other “leas-” terms (like “Leas-PhríomhLeabharlannaí” — remember that one?  If not, please see below). …

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How to Pronounce Irish Words with the ‘Leas-‘ Prefix (Cuid/Part 2) Posted by on Nov 22, 2016

(le Róislín) In the blogpost for November 12, 2016 (nasc thíos), we looked at various words with the prefix “leas-,” going beyond the typical meaning of “step-” (as in leasdeirfiúr and leasdeartháir).  We got through about half the planned examples, like “leas-” before vowels, as in “leasainm” (nickname) and “leas-” before the consonants “c” and…

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Tips for Pronouncing the “thdh” Combination in Some Irish Words from the List of ‘Gaolta Teaghlaigh’ (Family Relationships) Posted by on Nov 19, 2016

(le Róislín) There are a few pairs of words in our most recent blog about gaolta teaghlaigh (family relationships) that might be a little puzzling to pronounce, for newcomers to the language.  This blogpost will deal with the following pairs; if you have questions about others, please feel free to write in and ask. leasdeirfiúr,…

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