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Archive for November, 2011

Béile Lá Altaithe i Meiriceá Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

(le Róislín) Speaking of “goile,” here are some sample foods you might find on the biachlár for a typical American Thanksgiving meal, and also the terms for the different courses in a meal, not quite from “anraith” to “cnónna,” but along those lines.  “Glasraí” has many possibilities and there are two choices for “an príomhchúrsa”…

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Talkin’ Turkey (Go Litriúil agus Go Fíortha) Posted by on Nov 6, 2011

(le Róislín) There are probably enough “turkey” idioms in English to fill many blogs, but of course, we have to keep in mind that most of these do not occur literally in Irish.  Not surprising, since the bird isn’t native to Ireland, and the Irish language has plenty of local references for speaking go meafarach. …

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Ag Comhaireamh Turcaithe (Counting Turkeys, in Irish) Posted by on Nov 3, 2011

(le Róislín) Last blog we looked at the phrases for counting pumpkins.  Counting anything in Irish is never just a matter of learning the words for the numbers (aon, dó, trí, or amháin, dhá, trí, etc.).  It also involves possible changes to the beginning of the word for the item you’re counting.  Remember, for “puimcín,”…

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