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Ag Meaitseáil na bhFocal leis na Seanfhocail Posted by on Nov 13, 2009 in Irish Language

Hopefully this will prove an entertaining but useful review of the seanfhocail we just learned.  Below we’ll have a few more proverbs to fill in that will be new for this blog (old, of course, mar eolas traidisiúnta).  The choices are given first in a word bank, since columns may not work out in the various forms in which this blog is read:

 

Bunachar focal: chaint, ciúin, ionann, briathra, ola, shrón, folamh, dias, ciúin, más

 

1. Is minic a1 bhris béal duine a2 ______.        

 

2. Soitheach ________ is mó torann.   

 

3. Is ___ iad na linnte lána.                                  

 

4. Is é an ____ is troime is ísle a chromann a ceann.   

 

5. ___ maith leat síocháin, cairdeas, ‘s moladh, — éist, feic, agus fan balbh.     

 

                                                                       

6. Ní dhéanfaidh an _________ an obair.  . 

 

7. Ní bheathaíonn na _________ na bráithre.

 

8. Faigheann an roth díoscánach an ____     

 

9. Is minic _____ ciontach..                                   

 

10. Is __________ toil ‘s éisteacht.                    

 

 

Seanfhocail Nach Raibh sa Bhlag Seo Cheana (“Seanfhocail Nua”)

 

Bunachar focal: iasc, mhóra, gandal

 

1. Na héisc bheaga a bheathaíos na héisc ______.

2. Má chuireann tú gé go dtí an domhan theas, ní bheidh sí ina ___ a’ teacht ar ais

                                                               

3. Tá dúil ag an chat san ___ ach cha fhliuchann sé a chuid cosa le é a fháil. 

 

Nótaí: a1, that; a2, his; dias, ear of corn; is, “-est” or “most” in phrases like “is mó” (from “mór”), “is troime (from trom”), and “is ísle” (from “íseal”); más, if it is (not the noun “más,” buttock, ham); díoscánach, squeaky; ciontach, guilty; beathaigh, feed, nourish; domhan theas, southern world; gandal, gander; dúil, desire; cha=ní (Donegal Irish); fliuch, wet (verb or adjective); a fháil, to get

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Ciarán69:

    Róislín,

    One sneeze: Dia leat
    Two: Dia ‘s Muire leat
    Three: Dia ‘s Muire ‘ s Pádraig leat
    Four: Dia ‘s Muire ‘ Pádraig ‘s Bríd leat
    Five : (They went back to Paganism wherein white horses were supposed to take one’s soul away)…. “Capaill bhán fút!”

    Ciarán

  2. Róislín:

    A Chiaráin , a chara,

    Go raibh maith agat as do nóta. Iontach suimiúil! Bhí sé ar eolas agam a fhad le huimhir a dó, ach ní raibh na cinn dheireanacha agam. Cad a déarfá le George Washington a raibh capall bán faoi i gcónaí (de réir traidisiúin) dá mbeadh sé ag sraothartach cúig huaire! GRMA arís as scíobh. Ar ndóigh, ní i gcónaí a bhí a chapall bán. Amanna ceann deargrua a bhí ann. Pé scéal é, b’fhéidir go scríobhfaidh mé blag faoin tsraothartach am éigin! Agus an srannadh leis!
    Slán – R


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