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How to Say ‘Post-truth’ in Irish (prefixing ‘fírinne’) Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

(le Róislín)                               One of the recent words to achieve popularity in English is “post-truth.”  People say we now live in a “post-truth” world, where “an fhírinne” is íosta and/or neamhthábhachtach and/or gan bhaint ar bith le cúrsaí an tsaoil. So…

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More on the Word(s) “After” (i nGaeilge) Posted by on Oct 20, 2010

(le Róislín) There’s a lot to cover with the word “after” in Irish, and this mionsraith will just be able to give some key examples.  “Ina dhiaidh sin” (after that), you’re on your own.  Well, maybe not entirely.  We might revisit the idea “tar éis tamaill” (after a while), but I’m going allow time for…

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More on “Before” i nGaeilge, or, When “Before” Also Means “After”! Posted by on Oct 11, 2010

We’ve recently discussed seven ways to say “before” in Irish (cheana, roimh, sula, thar, os coinne, os comhair, ar tosach), based on one reader’s question.  You might remember that I promised a few more, and here’s the first of several.  If you want to say “the day before yesterday” or “the year before last” there…

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