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Cuir Gaeilge ar Fhocail ‘Strine’ (Focail Astrálacha mar ‘brumby,’ srl.) Posted by on May 25, 2014

(le Róislín) In the last blog, we looked at the Irish word “beárbaiciú” and the various English versions (barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, BBQ, and the Australian “barbie”). So I thought it would be a fun challenge to look at some representative Australian English words and see what they would be in Irish.  Some of them will…

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Ón Teanga Taíno go Gaeilge (‘barabicu’ go ‘beárbaiciú’) Posted by on May 22, 2014

(le Róislín) In the last blog, we referred to “séasúr na mbeárbaiciúnna” (barbecue season) while discussing the Irish word “citseap” (from the Chinese ‘kôe-chiap’ or its Malay variation).  This blog will look more closely at the word “beárbaiciú” itself, which, clearly enough, means “barbecue.”  Or should that be “barbeque”?  Or “bar-b-q”?   Or BBQ?  Or, “the…

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‘Beárbaiciú’ agus ‘Beárbaiciúnna’ (‘Cnó’ agus ‘Cnónna’, ‘Sleá agus Sleánna’) Posted by on Jul 28, 2013

(le Róislín) The word “barbecue” is interesting in its own right in many ways but looking at the Irish adaptation of the word adds a further level of interest.  What plural form do we use for Irish words that are derived the Taino language, via English?  There is probably only one such word, “beárbaiciú,” which we’ve…

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