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Saol Michael Jackson (1958-2009): Mionchroineolaíocht Posted by on Jul 29, 2009

Now that we’ve recently seen the capsúlbheathaisnéis of Frank McCourt, let’s try the one promised previously for Michael Jackson.  Although the lives of Jackson and McCourt were about as different as could be, I’ve structured the capsúlbheathaisnéisí as similarly as possible, hitting just some eochairphointí (key points).  Do you remember some of the eochairfhocail (keywords)…

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Saol Frank McCourt (1930-2009): Mionchroineolaíocht Posted by on Jul 26, 2009

While one could write voluminously on Frank McCourt’s life, here we are just focusing on eochairphointí a shaoil (the key points of his life), with the appropriate terminology in Irish.  See if you can figure out the eochairfhocal (keyword) for each sentence from the context.  The eochairfhocail are underlined.  There are a few questions below,…

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Capsúlbheathaisnéis: Proinsias Mac Cuarta (aka Frank McCourt), 19 Lúnasa 1930 – 19 Iúil 2009, ar Shlí na Fírinne anois Posted by on Jul 23, 2009

Barely back from Azkatraz 2009, and with the capsúlbheathaisnéis of the late Michael Jackson still looming, there is more sad news, bás Phroinsias Mhic Cuarta, or as most people would more likely say, bás Frank McCourt.    My Michael Jackson blog spent some time discussing the gaelicization of names, including non-Irish celebrities and international figures. …

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Harry Potter agus an Teanga Gaeilge? (ar leanúint) Posted by on Jul 20, 2009

Cén fáth an bhéim seo ar Harry Potter?  Tá mé ag Azkatraz 2009 faoi láthair, comhdháil faoi na leabhartha, na scannáin, agus rud ar bith a bhaineanns le Harry Potter. Why this emphasis on Harry Potter?  I’m at Azkatraz 2009 at the moment, a convention about the books, the movies, and anything related to Harry Potter. Seo…

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Harry Potter agus an Teanga Gaeilge? Ní fós! Posted by on Jul 18, 2009

All the world’s a-buzz, once again, about Harry, so we may as well join the sluaite for this ábhar as well. Cá bhfuil na sé leabhar eile? Tá an chéad leabhar ar fáil sna teangacha Gaeilge, Breatnais, Laidin, agus SeanGhréigis, coimisiúnaithe ag Bloomsbury iad féin. Tá an dara leabhar ar fáil sa Laidin chomh maith,…

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