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Comhrá: Searbhán an tSeirbil agus Hamaltún an Hamstar ag caint faoina gcásanna Posted by on Jan 31, 2016

(le Róislín) Since we talked about hamstair in the most recent blog, I figured we might as well do seirbilí this time. So first, let’s look at the different forms for the word “seirbil” and then a few other words that have a similar pattern.  Then we’ll have a little comhrá between a seirbil and a…

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Which Celtic Language Has 5 Words for ‘Hamster’ (Leid: Ní hí an Ghaeilge í!)? Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

(le Róislín) Bhuel, as the title of this blog post suggests, Irish isn’t the Celtic language that has five words for ‘hamster.’   Or as “an leid” in the title said, “Ní hí an Ghaeilge í.” In fact, we can take care of the Irish word for ‘hamster’ quite tidily: hamstar, a hamster.  Note that the…

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Vocabulary and Pronunciation Round-up for ‘Capsúlbheathaisnéis Martin Luther King, Jr.’ Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

(le Róislín) An Mórshiúl ar Washington, 1963. Cé mhéad duine a bhí ann, i do bharúil? Freagra ag bun an bhlag! (By “US Government Photo” [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) As promised in the first Martin Luther King, Jr., blog (nasc thios), here is some vocabulary review with pronunciation tips.  This should prove useful both…

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Five Civil Rights Terms in Irish (baghcat, cearta sibhialta, gníomhaí, mórshiúl, neamhfhoréigean) Posted by on Jan 22, 2016

(le Róislín) Following our recent blog on Martin Luther King, Jr., I thought it might be useful to look a little further into some related voca-bulary.  Four of the keywords here were used in that post (nasc thíos); one (neamhfhoréigean), as it happens, was not.   Here are the words, with some pronunciation tips: Baghcat [BY-kot;…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. — Capsúlbheathaisnéis i nGaeilge (Brief Bio in Irish) Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

(le Róislín) The fundamental concept of a “gluaiseacht cearta sibhialta” transcends any one country, so it seems appropriate to recognize the American federal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with a brief biography of King n Irish.  In fact, the Civil Rights Movement of 1960s America, in which King played an immensely significant role, was…

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