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Deireadh Fómhair agus Frásaí Eile le “Deireadh” Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

(le Róislín) October, according to its Irish meaning, is the “month of the end of the harvest.”  But the word “deireadh” has several other meanings and many other applications.  Here’s a little sampler, and also a little mix and match, where you’ll need to determine whether to use “deireadh,” (the basic form), dheireadh, ndeireadh, or…

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Laethanta na Seachtaine i bhFrásaí le “Dé” (Days of the Week, with Pronunciation, in “Dé” Phrases) Posted by on Sep 27, 2011

(le Róislín) As alluded to in the previous blog, there are two main ways to refer to the days of the week in Irish.  One is when the day is the subject of the sentence, as in “Inniu an Luan” (Today is Monday).  The other form is preceded by the word “Dé” instead of the…

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Laethanta na Seachtaine (Days of the Week, in Irish, with pronunciation) Posted by on Sep 24, 2011

(le Róislín) And one more féilire-related topic: laethanta na seachtaine.  Which could also be called “laethe na seachtaine.”  Both plural forms of “lá” are widely used, “laethanta” and “laethe.” You’ve already noticed the use of “an tuiseal ginideach” in this phrase, right?  That accounts for the “-e” ending to the word “seachtain.”  Since we’re saying…

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Na Séasúir (The Seasons, in Irish) Posted by on Sep 21, 2011

(le Róislín) Here’s yet another topic based on “an féilire.”  In Irish, na séasúir are samhradh, earrach, fómhar and geimhreadh.  As you may have noticed, I didn’t list them in the order we usually think of them, just so we can do another round of meaitseáil.  These four words may not very recognizable from an…

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Níos Mó Meaitseála: Míonna agus Féilte Posted by on Sep 18, 2011

(le Róislín) How many topics the basic idea of “an féilire” can generate!  Here are the months again, once again, this time with holidays to match.  The new hitch?  I’ve deliberately left off the first letter (or sometimes the first two letters) of the months as a memory-jogger.  As usual, you’ll find na freagraí below.…

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