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Na Cluichí Oilimpeacha ó A go Z: The Quiz! (Sports Terms in Irish) Posted by on Aug 20, 2016

Cén spórt é seo?  Agus cén téarma atá ar na daoine a dhéanann é?  Léigh leat leis an bhfreagra a fháil!   (grafaic: www.clker.com/clipart-29873.html)

(le Róislín) Now that you’ve (hopefully) worked your way through the A-to-Z Olympics glossary that was posted recently, how about a little fun quiz? An answer key will be provided, so you can see for yourself how you did.  A pronunciation guide will also be added here for some of the trickier ones; some of…

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Na Cluichí Oilimpeacha ó A go Z (An Olympics Alphabet in Irish) Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

Reathaithe Oilimpeacha, ach an reathaithe fadraoin nó rábálaithe iad?  [grafaic: http://publicdomainvectors.org/en/free-clipart/Men-running-logo-vector-clip-art/19956.html]

(le Róislín) Since de réir aibítre is a fun and convenient way to look at the information about almost any topic, I figured an A to Z guide to the Olympics would be a useful and timely blogpost. Tricky thing, though, is that 8 letters of the English alphabet are not traditionally part of aibítir…

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A Brief Visit with ‘An Tuiseal Ginideach’ Plus a ‘Mioncheistiúchán’ (showing possession or adding description in Irish, plus a little quiz) Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

country mouse, city mouse for 8-11-16 blog  - public domain from Arachne's attic

(le Róislín) Before we completely move away from the “samhradh, samhraidh, an tsamhraidh, and samhraí” theme and the related vocabulary covered in recent blogposts (naisc thíos), I thought it would fun to look at a nice succinct list of examples of “an tuiseal ginideach” (the genitive case), based on Liam Ó Muirthile’s own description of…

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Deich bhFrása Shuimiúla as Alt Uí Mhuirthile (‘Saoirí Samhraidh’ san Irish Times), Cuid 4 Posted by on Aug 6, 2016

rusty car  and gas cap - petrol lid - publicdomainpictures

(le Róislín) This blogpost will be the last in this mini-series (mionsraith), but there could be much more, since the article we’re glossing, “Saoirí Samhraidh,” le Liam Ó Muirthile (An Peann Coitianta), is so rich with idiomatically written Irish.  As with the previous posts in this series, we’ll start with a little “súil siar” (review,…

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Deich bhFrása Shuimiúla as Alt Uí Mhuirthile (‘Saoirí Samhraidh’ san Irish Times), Cuid 3 Posted by on Jul 31, 2016

Cén cineál ceoil atá á sheinm ag an ngrúpa seo?  Rac-cheol.  An maith leat rac-cheol?  Más maith, cén grúpa is fearr leat?  An gcanann siad i nGaeilge? Mo fhreagra féin -- is maith agus is iad na Beatles an rac-ghrúpa is fearr liom, agus b'fhéidir The Horslips (a rinne leagan rac den Táin).  (grafaic: http://publicdomainvectors.org/en/free-clipart/Music-band-vector-image/3230.html)

(le Róislín) Hmm, maybe I should call this the glossary that never ends (an ghluais nach bhfuil deireadh aici).  Every time I look at Liam Ó Muirthile’s article (An Peann Coitianta, “Saoirí Samhraidh,” nasc thíos), I see more and more interesting words, words which are probably a little off the beaten track, for tosaitheoirí ar…

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