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Clásail Choibhneasta Arís: An Briathar “Beir” (Give birth, bring, take, grab, etc.) Posted by on Apr 29, 2010

After some recent digressions, ranging from the “sobhlasta” (coiníní seacláide) to the “éigeantach” (Uncail Sam) or the “dosheachanta” (an bolcán / an Mháthair Dúlra), let’s return to na clásail choibhneasta le briathra neamhrialta.  Today’s blog will show the irregular verb “beir” in the three tenses (láithreach, caite, fáistineach) and in a declarative sentence, a question,…

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Poist: Ó “A” go “V,” Cuid a Dó: “J” go “V” Posted by on Apr 28, 2010

(le Róislín) The previous blog listed some occupations from “a” to “i.”  Now we’ll continue with “j” to “v.”  As one might suspect, there are few (if any) occupational terms in Irish that begin with, or even contain, q, w, x, y, or z.  Curiously, though, there are at least a few for “j,” a…

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Poist: Ó ‘A’ go ‘V,’ Cuid a hAon: ‘A’ go ‘I’ Posted by on Apr 27, 2010

(le Róislín) As promised, here’s a selection of occupations and a selection of short statements to go with them.  If you’ve been studying “an chopail” in Irish, you’ll recognize the structures that link the subject (mé, tú, é, í, etc.) to the “predicate subject” (which here would be the occupational term itself): Is dochtúir mé…

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Cén Post Atá Agat? (What’s Your Job?) Posted by on Apr 24, 2010

Many older Irish language textbooks list jobs and occupations that pertain to the time that they were written, naturally enough.  Often these don’t correspond to the types of jobs people have today – at least not to the jobs that adult students in my classes seem to have and ask me to translate, like “refrigeration…

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Lá Gairmithe Riaracháin: 21 Aibreán 2010 Posted by on Apr 21, 2010

I Meiriceá bíonn Lá Gairmithe Riaracháin ar an gCéadaoin i lár Sheachtain Gairmithe Riaracháin.  Is í seachtain deireanach Aibreáin Seachtain Gairmithe Riaracháin (Administrative Professionals’ Week).  Bunaíodh é sa bhliain 1952 (abair: naoi déag caoga a dó). Sin ráite agam, caithfidh mé a admháil nach bhfuil mórán iomrá cloiste agam ar an ábhar seo (i nGaeilge)!…

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