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Speaking “of blue mice” and “of pink elephants” Posted by on Mar 30, 2011

(le Róislín) A recent blog hinted at some upcoming entries on possessive forms, so here they are.   We start with a few more luchóg ghorm / eilifint bhándearg examples and then transition to some more practical phrases that indicate possession, and maybe even point towards some Easter expressions, for the upcoming holiday.  Some of you…

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Bándeirge/Eilifintí agus Goirme/Luchóga Posted by on Mar 26, 2011

(le Róislín) Since we’ve started talking about eilifintí bándearga, we might as well continue with the rest of Jack London’s expression, namely, the luchóga gorma (blue mice).  According to London, both of these animals are seen frequently seen in alcoholic hallucinations. Of course, our real purpose here isn’t to analyze bándeirge na n-eilifintí or goirme…

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Luchóga Gorma, Eilifintí Bándearga, agus Jack London! A Thiarcais! Posted by on Mar 23, 2011

(le Róislín) The last blog alluded to Jack London as originating the concept of seeing eilifintí bándearga as part of a siabhránacht radhairc. Out of curiosity, I checked online to see where a search for eilifintí bándearga would take me, in Irish and in English.  In the exact phrase “eilifintí bándearga,” which is plural, there…

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Agus An tAthbharr? (An Mhaidin Tar Éis Lá Fhéile Pádraig) Posted by on Mar 20, 2011

(le Róislín) So, whether it was pionta Guinness or a glincín or an iar-dheoch, there might be some torthaí or iarmhairtí, especially if you had deoch amháin de bharraíocht.  So you might want to know the Irish for “hangover” – it’s “póit.” If you’re lucky, it might simply be a mild tinneas cinn. On the…

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Gloine Beorach nó Oigiséad? Posted by on Mar 17, 2011

le Róislín To enjoy your liquid refreshment of choice on Lá Fhéile Pádraig, here are some units of measurement from which it might be consumed or in which it might be stored.  The list is in approximate size order, but specific sizes would be way too much detail for aon bhlag amháin. Tá an Béarla…

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