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Agus Anois an Ceistiúchán: Páirteanna Rothair i nGaeilge: Líon Isteach na Bearnaí Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Irish Language

(le Róislín)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bicycle_diagram_reflectors.jpg, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bike diagram with reflectors, Public
Domain; Téacs Gaeilge le Róislín, 2018

How about a little more practice with the parts of a bicycle, to follow up on the recent post on páirteanna rothair (nasc thíos)?  As you may recall, that post was inspired by the saga of octogenarian travel writer Dervla Murphy’s travel account of cycling from Ireland to India.  Alone!  On a bicycle with one functioning speed!!  And in 1963!!!

Today we have the same graphic as in the previous post, but with most of the letters left blank.  If any of you really want to quiz yourself harder, you can, of course, blank out any of the remaining words or letters, and increase the dúshlán [challenge; remember: silent “s” because it’s “lenited,” so this is pronounced something like “doo-hlawn”].

The instructions given above are in the singular. Líon isteach na bearnaí. If you’re using this in a classroom exercise, you might want to make it plural: Líonaigí isteach na bearnaí.

So here’s the template.  Áth mór ort!  Tá na freagraí thíos.

  1. frithchaiteoir _t_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  2. frithchaiteoir _d_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  3. frithchaiteoirí _s_ __ __ __ __
  4. frithchaiteoirí _t_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  5. _d_ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
  6. _f_ __ __ __ __ / _c_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  7. _r_ __ __ __
  8. _s_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  9. _f_ __ __ __ __ _r_ __ __ __ __
  10. _c_ __ __ __ __ __
  11. _b_ __ __ __
  12. _m_ __ __
  13. _s_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  14. _t_ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
  15. aistreoir slabhra _t_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  16. aistreoir slabhra _d_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  17. _h_ __ __ __ __ __
  18. greamán _h_ __ __ __ __
  19. coscáin _d_ __ __ __ __ __ __
  20. coscáin _t_ __ __ __ __ __ __

Slán go fóill — Róislín

Freagraí:

  1. frithchaiteoir tosaigh, front reflector
  2. frithchaiteoir deiridh, rear deflector
  3. frithchaiteoirí spóca, spoke reflectors
  4. frithchaiteoirí troitheáin, pedal reflectors
  5. diallait, saddle
  6. fráma / cabhail, frame (both words mean “frame”)
  7. roth, wheel
  8. spócaí, spokes
  9. fonsa rotha, wheel rim, lit. “rim (of) wheel”
  10. comhla, valve
  11. bonn, tire
  12. mol, hub.
  13. slabhra, chain
  14. troitheáin, pedals
  15. aistreoir slabhra tosaigh, front derailleur, lit. front chain changer
  16. aistreoir slabhra deiridh, rear derailleur, lit. rear chain changer
  17. handlebars, hanlaí
  18. greamán hanla, handlebar grip. The plural would be “greamáin hanla.” “Hanla” stays singular because it’s used here as an adjective, to describe the type of “greamáin.”  “Handlebars” (plural) has the “-í” ending (hanlaí), as you can see in no. 17 above.
  19. coscáin tosaigh, front brakes
  20. coscáin deiridh, rear brakes

Nasc don bhlag faoi pháirteanna an rothair: PÁIRTEANNA ROTHAIR i nGAEILGE (Parts of a Bicycle, in Irish) Posted by róislín on May 20, 2018 in Irish Language

Nasc don iarbhlagmhír faoi Dervla Murphy: Cé a chuaigh ó Éirinn go dtí an India ar rothar (Which Irish cyclist went from Ireland to India by bike) agus ar an ábhar sin, cén Ghaeilge atá ar ‘full tilt’?Posted by róislín on May 15, 2018 in Irish Language

Agus maidir leis an rothar a bhí ag Dervla Murphy (‘Roz’ aka Rozinante): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.bicycles.tech/QnY09W3lyok

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