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A Glossary for the Irish in ‘Neacha Neamhshaolta’  (Tríshúileach / Three-eyed, or Otherwise), Part / Cuid 3 Posted by on Feb 28, 2017

(le Róislín)                           Lately we’ve been looking at some vocabulary from the recent blogposts on the theme of “neacha neamhshaolta” (aliens from outer space).  We’ve looked at how many eyes a creature might have (trí shúil, mar shampla) and how to say “antennae” for…

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How To Say ‘Tweet’ and ‘Twitter’ in Irish Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

(le Róislín) Remember when “tweets” and “twittering” mostly referred to birds, especially the “spideog” or the “smólach imirce“?  Or perhaps the sound of “caint eachtardhomhandach” (the speech of extra-terrestrials) as in H. G. Wells’ insect-like Selenites?  You might recall that they made “a slight elusive twittering,” as observed by Messrs. Bedford and Cavor (The First…

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