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Fools on Hills, and Otherwise, with Irish Pronunciation Tips Posted by on Apr 1, 2012

(le Róislín) On the topic of fools (amadáin), Irish seems to have an endless supply of words.  Probably other languages do as well (Welsh offering up ffŵl, ffwlcyn, hurtyn, lolyn, penbwl, twpsyn, and ynfytyn, just for starters), but our focus here, ar ndóigh, will be on Irish terms.  We’ve recently discussed quite a few (gamal…

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Back to the Relative Clauses AND Discussing Fools! Posted by on Mar 31, 2010

(le Róislín) As you may have guessed, this blag will introduce some of the Irish terms for “fool” and will resume our long-awaited (right?) series of irregular verbs in direct and indirect relative clauses.  This is in honor of Lá na nAmadán, the day of fools, April 1.  Amadán is the most basic Irish word…

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Lá na nAmadán – The Day of the Fools (April 1) Posted by on Apr 1, 2009

(le Róislín) As promised in the blog of an t-aonú lá is fiche de mhí an Mhárta (March 21st), we will honor Lá na nAmadán with an assortment of terms for fools. Be advised – it may take more than one blog to get through this! The most widely used term is “amadán,” although in…

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