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Irish Phrases and Idioms Using ‘Red,’ ‘White,’ and ‘Blue’ (Dearg, Bán, Gorm), pt. 2 Posted by on Jun 26, 2016

(le Róislín) Most recently, we looked at the Irish for “red” (dearg) inspired by the timely red, white and blue color schemes one sees a lot around this time of year, sna Stáit Aontaithe, ar a laghad. So that was “dearg,” and we had lots of examples: Clóicín Dearg, léine dhearg, cuiríní dearga, báid dhearga,…

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Irish Phrases and Idioms Using ‘Red,’ ‘White,’ and ‘Blue’ (Dearg, Bán, Gorm), Pt. 1 Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

(le Róislín) Around this time of year, we go from Flag Day in the US to Canada Day (July 1), Independence Day (US, July 4th) and Bastille Day.  So it seems like a good time to check out some Irish phrases using the color terms, “dearg” (red), “bán” (white), and “gorm” (blue).  The French and…

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Tá na madraí ag … — barking, growling, whining, yowling, and more, in Irish Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

(le Róislín) In the last blog (nasc thíos), we heard a dog’s assessment of human vs. canine communication, straight from the dog’s mouth, as it were, since the piece was written in “first canine.” Since I just finished reading a heartwarming book of dog stories, set mostly in Wales, I noticed I few more terms…

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Maidir leis an gCnámh Hióideach Sin (Regarding the Hyoid Bone) — ó radharc an mhadra (Irish-speaking, natch!) Posted by on Jun 18, 2016

(le Róislín) Bhuel, a chairde (cainíneach agus daonna).  Seo an madra ag “caint.”  Tá mé fós ag fanacht le hainm.  Más cuimhin leat, sa bhlag eile fúm (nasc thíos), bhí “Fido” ann mar shampla d’ainm do mhadra, ach b’fhearr liom ainm níos Gaelaí.   Moltaí ar bith agaibh?  Bheinn buíoch díbh!          …

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Fido Is Ainm do Mo Mhadra (How to Say ‘My Dog’s Name Is …’ in Irish) Posted by on Jun 11, 2016

(le Róislín) In a recent blog (nasc thíos), we looked at flower terms that occur in movie titles, and checked out what these would be in Irish.   So we had some fun vocabulary, ranging from “filiméala” to “gáma-ghathanna” and some specific flowers like “nóiníní” and “poipíní,” as we worked through the translations of the titles.…

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