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Meaitseáil Na Téarmaí (Téarmaí Shéasúr na Nollag) Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

(le Róislín) We’ve had lots of vocabulary lately, much of which might be new to many readers.  So how about a little review, matching the holiday concept or item to the holiday involved?  The holidays will be listed in Colún A and the items and concepts in Colún B.  And once again, for the dúshlán…

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Maidir le Dreoilíní Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

(le Róislín) Wren Day has become increasingly well-known outside of Ireland, ever since the Clancy Brothers recorded “The Wran (i.e. Wren) Song” in 1955.  Groups as diverse as Steeleye Span and the Chieftains have added to the musical legacy of the wren festivities.  Well, festive for everyone except an dreoilín.  Ar an dea-uair, the wrens…

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Séasúr na Nollag (The Christmas Season) – Ó Thús go Deireadh (From Beginning to End) Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

(le Róislín) Ceist mhaith, nach ea?  Cathain a thosaíonn séasúr na Nollag? Braitheann sé, is dócha, ar an áit ina bhfuil tú.  I Meiriceá?  In Éirinn?  In áit eile? Ar bhealach d’fhéadfadh muid a rá go dtosaíonn an Nollaig i mí Iúil mar bíonn an oiread sin de rudaí a bhaineanns leis an gcoincheap sin.  B’fhéidir…

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Cén Sórt Sróine Atá ag Rúdolf? (Cuid a Trí, 3/3) Posted by on Dec 21, 2011

(le Róislín) Cé leis an tsrón seo? An le fia í? An le réinfhia í? An le Rúdolf í? An le hainmhí eile í, madra mar shampla? Here’s the last installment of the expanded version of Rudolph questionnaire, first posted in 2009 at https://blogs.transparent.com/irish/ceistiuchan-faoi-rudolf-an-reinfhia/.  Today’s blog deals with the original question 12, and now, lo and behold, it takes…

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Rúdolf an Réinfhia – Redux (Cuid a Dó, 2/3), Plus Prefixes, Pronunciation and Linguistic Precision Posted by on Dec 18, 2011

(le Róislín) Seo an dara chuid den leagan nua den cheistiúchán faoi Rúdolf (ceisteanna 11, 13, agus 14, agus na freagraí; beidh ceist 12 i mblag eile mar tá sí fada).  Tá gluais bheag agus níos mó roghanna sna freagraí ann anois freisin.  The nasc for the original (2009) is https://blogs.transparent.com/irish/ceistiuchan-faoi-rudolf-an-reinfhia/ and you’ll find an…

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