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Ar an 4ú, an 5ú, an 6ú agus an 7ú lá den Nollaig (birds, rings, and poultry for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th days of Christmas) Cuid / Part 3/3: Whatcha sayin’, a ghéanna? Posted by on Dec 31, 2016

(le Róislín) Now that we’ve reviewed a few general pronunciation tips for “Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag” (The 12 Days of Christmas, blagmhír 12/29), let’s look at dialóg na ngéanna as shown in the illustration from 12/27 (naisc do na blaganna thíos).  For this post, I’ve separated out each goose with its own speech balloon, so…

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Ar an 4ú, an 5ú, an 6ú agus an 7ú lá den Nollaig (birds, rings, and poultry for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th days of Christmas) Cuid / Part 2: Some Pronunciation Tips Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

(le Róislín) Our last blogpost dealt with days 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the song “Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag” (The Twelve Days of Christmas).  This post, second in this mionsraith, will continue a little further with those days, looking at pronunciation.  Post 3 in the mionsraith will look at what the six geese…

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Ar an 4ú, an 5ú, an 6ú agus an 7ú lá den Nollaig (birds, rings, and poultry for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th days of Christmas) Cuid/Part 1/2 Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

(le Róislín) Now that we’ve got three of the twelve verses under our belt, céard faoi dornán níos mó?  Today’s blogpost will cover some phrases from days 4, 5, 6 and 7 of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag).  Earlier in this blog, we’ve dealt with other aspects of this famous song,…

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Ar an 2ú agus  an 3ú lá den Nollaig – dhá fhearán, trí chearc fhrancacha (2 turtledoves, 3 French hens, for the 2nd and 3rd days of Christmas) Posted by on Dec 24, 2016

(le Róislín) One partridge and one pear tree down (in the previous blogpost) and the following left to go: fearáin, cearca francacha, lonta dubha, fáinní óir, géanna, ealaí, cailíní bleánaí, mná ag damhsa, tiarnaí, píobairí agus drumadóirí.  Although the meaning of the fourth verse is often disputed, I’m going with “lonta dubha,” since early versions…

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Cén sórt éin? Cén sórt crainn? — Learning Irish from the Christmas Carol ‘Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag’ (12 Days of Christmas) Posted by on Dec 20, 2016

 (le Róislín) Cén sórt éin mé?  Cén sórt crainn a bhfuil mé ann?  Yes, you’ve probably guessed the answers, given the season that’s in it.  The bird is a partridge and the tree is the pear tree from the Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” In a whole slew of previous blogposts, we’ve looked…

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