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Deireadh Hanukkah, an Grianstad ag Tarraingt orainn, agus an Nollaig faoinár Súile Posted by on Dec 18, 2009

Tá Hanukkah ag tarraingt chun deiridh ach tá grianstad an gheimhridh  ag tarraingt orainn, ar an Luan, an 21ú lá (say: an t-aonú lá is fiche) de mhí na Nollag.  Agus tá an Nollaig í féin sa mhullach orainn.     The word “grianstad” breaks apart quite straightforwardly into “grian” (sun) and “stad” (stop), just…

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Na Séasúir (The Seasons, in Irish) Posted by on Sep 21, 2011

(le Róislín) Here’s yet another topic based on “an féilire.”  In Irish, na séasúir are samhradh, earrach, fómhar and geimhreadh.  As you may have noticed, I didn’t list them in the order we usually think of them, just so we can do another round of meaitseáil.  These four words may not very recognizable from an…

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Téarmaí an tSéasúir: Nollaig agus Hanukkah, and Some Vowel Harmony, to Boot! Posted by on Dec 11, 2009

(le Róislín) Luí na gréine, an Aoine, 11 Mí na Nollag, tús Hanukkah.  In recognition of the beginning of Hanukkah at sunset on Friday, this blog will discuss the Irish word for “menorah.”  That will also give us the opportunity for a recap session to discuss vowel harmony (caol le caol agus leathan le leathan).…

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