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Edward Moore Kennedy (1932-2009) (Cuid a Dó) Posted by on Aug 29, 2009

Cad iad na sloinnte eile i gcraobh ghinealaigh Uí Chinnéide?  What are the other surnames in the Kennedy family tree?  The English equivalents are given at the end of the blog.  Agus cárbh as na teaghlaigh?  Seo cuid acu, ar a laghad (here are some of them, at least).    Mac Gearailt:  Ba é “Mac…

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Edward Moore Kennedy (1932-2009): An Mac Ab Óige de Chlann Uí Chinnéide ar Shlí na Fírinne (Cuid a hAon) Posted by on Aug 26, 2009

As with the other recent capsúlbheathaisnéisí for McCourt, Jackson, and Thomas-Ellis, I will not attempt here to cover the wide realm of activities for the late Seanadóir Edward Moore Kennedy, but simply to touch on the Irish connection highlights.  The world has already expressed its comhbhrón, with statements pouring in since the Senator’s death was…

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Cúpla Teanga Eile (Cathú Dochloíte): Gearmáinis, Gaillis, Ollainis, Seicis, srl. Posted by on Aug 22, 2009

Ah, well, this is still only barr an chnoic oighir.  But, cén dochar?    I’ve picked some representative figures here to illustrate someone saying they speak a given language.    Is mise Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  Labhraím Gearmáinis.   Is muide Asterix agus Obelix.  Labhraímid Gaillis agus Laidin.   Is mise Vincent Van Gogh.  Labhraím…

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Teangacha Eile: Catalóinis, Gaeilge na hAlban, Volaifis, Amtorais, srl. Posted by on Aug 19, 2009

Nóta (8/19/09 7:09 ET) I just replaced the middle section of this text since the parts originally in columns didn’t turn out as I expected.  I hope this layout is more soléite.  Since there are between cúig mhíle agus sé mhíle teanga in the world, we could keep this thread going ar feadh i bhfad…

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An Bhfuil Gaeilge / Béarla / Fraincis / Rúisis / Sínis / Tliongáinis / Ceatsuais Agat? Posted by on Aug 17, 2009

The recent discussion of language, whether Tliongáinis or Fraincis, suggests another popular topic among language learners – what languages do you know?  Any such discussion can range from the standard questions to those off “an bealach buailte” (the beaten track).  Sometimes I do think that the bealach “neamhbhuailte” will be pretty well “buailte” by the…

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Meryl Streep mar Éireannach Mná is mar Fhrancach Mná Posted by on Aug 13, 2009

Chonaic mé an scannán Julie & Julia ar an deireadh seachtaine agus bhí sé go hiontach.  Rinne Meryl Streep ról Julia Child agus tá an-jab déanta aici leis an mblas Francach, sin mo bharúil, pé scéal é.  Ar ndóigh, níorbh Fhrancach í Julia ach Meiriceánach a d’fhoghlaim Fraincis.  Mar sin, d’fhéadfadh blas Meryl a bheith…

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Cé Mhéad Duine? How Many People? Na hUimhreacha Pearsanta i nGaeilge (ar leanúint) Posted by on Aug 10, 2009

Finally returning to the uimhreacha pearsanta after the numerous events of the past couple of weeks, both happy and sad ones.  This time we’ll count from six to ten people, more on larger groups of people later!  First, a quick review, for one to five people: duine amháin or aonar (depending on the type of…

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