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Archive for October, 2015

Irish language glossary for ‘Comhrá idir an dá iora ghlasa’ (Diarmaid agus Dearbháil) Posted by on Oct 15, 2015

(le Róislín) You may have recently read the dialóg bheag I wrote for practicing the slender “dh” sound (as in “a Dhiarmaid,” “a Dhearbháil,” “trí dhearcán,” “ar dheis,” srl.).  In that post, I explained the names I created for the baby squirrels (Dealrúilín, Deannóidín, Deidimín, Dreochlóigín, Drithleóigín), but I didn’t have space to do additional…

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Comhrá: Diarmaid agus Dearbháil agus Na Dearcáin Posted by on Oct 10, 2015

(le Róislín) Here’s a little conversation to practice some of the sounds we saw in the blog post for 6 October 2015 (When Is ‘dh’ pronounced like ‘y’ in Irish words?  Think ‘a Dhia’ and ‘a Dhiarmaid’ Posted by róislín in Irish Language; https://blogs.transparent.com/irish/when-is-dh-pronounced-like-y-in-irish-words-think-a-dhia-and-a-dhiarmaid/).  As you can see, I’ve gone a bit out of my way to…

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When Is ‘dh’ pronounced like ‘y’ in Irish words?  Think ‘a Dhia’ and ‘a Dhiarmaid’ Posted by on Oct 6, 2015

(le Róislín) We recently looked at some Irish words that start with “gh” followed by “e” or “i,” and noted that the “gh” now sounds like “y” as in “year” or “yet” (nasc thíos).  In other words, nothing like a “broad” Irish “gh” (as in “a Ghráinne” or “a ghort“), and, needless to say, nothing…

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