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Cluasa Creimirí, Coiníní, agus Bilbithe: A Little Break from our Irish Words for Pets Series Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Irish Language

(le Róislín)

Let’s take a little break from peataí as such (our recent theme) and look more closely at, yes, cluasa (ears).  Why?  Well, did you notice those amazing jerboa ears in the last blogpost?  If not, please check it out (nasc thíos).  Or try to find them in the graphic above.  Nach iontach iad?

So I figured we could try some fun phrases saying “the jerboa,” “the ears of the jerboa,” and, to work in some verb practice: “They are the ears of the jerboa” and “Those ears are the jerboa’s.”

Plus we’ll do the same for a gerbil, a rabbit, a bilby (remember discussing Australia’s Easter Bilby a few years back?), and a guinea pig.

Well, I say, “we’ll” but really, I’ll provide the structure and leave some blanks for you to fill in, with an answer key below, of course.   The number of blanks is an exact correspondence.  So, ‘ear goes.  Couldn’t resist.

a)) an  __earbú, the jerboa

cluasa an __ __ earbú, the ears of the jerboa

Is iad cluasa an __ __ earbú   __ __ __ .  They are the ears of the jerboa.

Is leis an  __gearbú na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the jerboa’s.  (OR: Is leis an  g__earbú …)

 

b)) an  __seirbil, the gerbil

cluasa  __ __   seirbil__, the ears of the gerbil

Is iad cluasa  __ __   seirbil__   __ __ __ .  They are the ears of the gerbil.

Is leis an  __seirbil na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the gerbil’s.  (OR: Is leis an  __eirbil … )

 

c)) an  __oinín, the rabbit

cluasa an c__oinín, the ears of the rabbit

Is iad cluasa an  c__oinín   __ __ __ .  They are the ears of the rabbit.

Is leis an __coinín na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the rabbit’s. (OR: Is leis an c__oinín … )

 

d)) an bilbí, the bilby

cluasa an b__ilbí, the ears of the bilby

Is iad cluasa an b__ilbí    __ __ __.  They are the ears of the bilby.

Is leis an  __bilbí na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the bilby’s. (OR: Is leis an b__ilbí …)

 

e)) an mhuc ghuine, the guinea pig

cluasa  __ __   mu__c__   __uine,  the ears of the guinea pig

Is iad cluasa   __ __    mu__c__    __uine   __ __ __.  They are the ears of the guinea pig.

Is leis an  __uc  g__uine na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the guinea pigs.  (OR: Is leis an m__uc  g__uine  …).

I hope you enjoyed that workout.  And you’ll certainly be well prepared to discuss all kinds of ears of members of the orders Rodentia, Lagamorpha, and Peramelemorphia.  So the next time rabbit ears come up in conversation, do write in and let us know.  That’s real rabbit ears, not the old nickname for “aeróga“!  SGF  — Róislín  

Na freagraí:

a)) an gearbú, the jerboa

cluasa an ghearbú, the ears of the jerboa

Is iad cluasa an ghearbú iad.  They are the ears of the jerboa.

Is leis an ngearbú na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the jerboa’s.

 

b)) an tseirbil, the gerbil

cluasa na seirbile, the ears of the gerbil

Is iad cluasa na seirbile iad.  They are the ears of the gerbil.

Is leis an tseirbil na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the gerbil’s.  (OR: Is leis an seirbil … )

 

c)) an coinín, the rabbit

cluasa an choinín, the ears of the rabbit

Is iad cluasa an choinín  iad.  They are the ears of the rabbit.

Is leis an gcoinín na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the rabbit’s.

 

d)) an bilbí, the bilby

cluasa an bhilbí, the ears of the bilby

Is iad cluasa an bhilbí  iad.  They are the ears of the bilby.

Is leis an mbilbí na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the bilby’s.

 

e)) an mhuc ghuine, the guinea pig

cluasa na muice guine,  the ears of the guinea pig

Is iad cluasa na muice guine iad.  They are the ears of the guinea pig.

Is leis an muc ghuine na cluasa sin.  Those ears are the guinea pigs.  (OR: Is leis an mhuc ghuine na cluasa sin).

 

Blagmhíreanna faoi pheataí:

An bhfuil peata agat?  Talking about Pets in Irish: Seirbilí agus Muca Guine (Gerbils and Guinea Pigs) Posted by  on Jul 27, 2017 in Irish Language

An bhfuil peata agat? Talking about Pets in Irish: Hamstair (hamsters) Posted by  on Jul 24, 2017 in Irish Language

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

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

Irish Vocabulary Round-up for ‘Comhrá idir Hamstar agus Seirbil’ Posted by róislín on Feb 6, 2016 in Irish Language

Naisc (previous pet-themed blogposts): cait agus madraí agus pearóidí

Aghaidheanna Cat (Faces of Cats) — Their Main Features in Irish Posted by róislín on Jun 25, 2017 in Irish Language; An bhfuil peata agat?  Talking about Pets in Irish: Piscíní (Kittens) Posted by róislín on Jun 16, 2017 in Irish Language 

An bhfuil peata agat?  Talking about Pets in Irish: Madraí (Dogs) Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Irish Language 

An bhfuil peata agat? Talking about Pets in Irish: Pearóidí (parrots) Posted by  on Jul 21, 2017 in Irish Language

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