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A Short Glossary for the Irish Rap Song “C.E.A.R.T.A” by Kneecap (Rapcheol Gaeilge) [Cuid/Pt. 5] Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

(le Róislín) Inniu, an cúigiú (5ú) cuid, agus tá súil agam, an chuid dheireanach den ghluais don amhrán “C.E.A.R.T.A.” leis an ngrúpa Kneecap (naisc thíos: lyrics, YouTube video and previous installments in this mini-series).  Tosóidh muid leis an bhfocal “stuama” atá i véarsa 8.   ró-stuama: “ró-” of course is the prefix meaning “too” as…

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A Short Glossary for the Irish Rap Song “C.E.A.R.T.A” by Kneecap (Rapcheol Gaeilge) [Cuid/Pt. 4] Posted by on Jan 19, 2018

(le Róislín) Bhuel, seo arís muid, working our way through glossing the song “C.E.A.R.T.A” by the Irish rap duo, Kneecap.  The links (naisc) for the three previous installments are below (thíos), as are links for the lyrics and the YouTube video of the song.  They discuss some of the Irish vocabulary in some of véarsaí…

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A Short Glossary for the Irish Rap Song “C.E.A.R.T.A” by Kneecap (Rapcheol Gaeilge) [Cuid/Pt. 3] Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

(le Róislín) Bhuel, anois, seo cuid a trí den ghluais.  The “naisc” for the first two installments are listed “thíos,” together with links to the original song text and lyrics.  BTW, a few of the entries in this series aren’t really Irish language vocabulary words, but just some references that could perhaps use a bit…

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A Short Glossary for the Irish Rap Song “C.E.A.R.T.A” by Kneecap (Rapcheol Gaeilge) [Cuid/Pt.2] Posted by on Jan 11, 2018

(le Róislín) “Yoke” might traditionally mean a wooden bar fastened across the necks of two plough animals, like oxen, but in the Irish (Hiberno-English) context, it has a completely different meaning.  And the subject of today’s blogpost, the Irish language rap song “C.E.A.R.T.A” by Kneecap, gives it yet another angle, which I’ll let you figure…

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A Short Glossary for the Irish Rap Song “C.E.A.R.T.A” by Kneecap (Rapcheol Gaeilge) [Cuid/Pt.1] Posted by on Jan 7, 2018

(le Róislín) Published on YouTube on December 15, 2017, the rap song “C.E.A.R.T.A”  (nasc thíos) has been sweeping through the “cibearGhaeltacht“.  Most of the comments I’ve seen are wildly favorable, with a few spoilsports badmouthing the song entirely. I followed one link for the lyrics, but it was a dead link.  So I was getting…

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