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Bia le Beoir (Aguisín): One More Irish Phrase for a Beer-friendly Snack Food, Cuid / Part 1 Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

(le Róislín) Well, it may not have quite the linguistic sizzle as the phrase “pork scratchings” (US equivalent “cracklins” or “cracklings”), aka “fried pork rinds,” but here’s the Irish for the bia sneaice in the picture above, quite straightforwardly: craiceann muiceola friochta (skin + of pork + fried). [Agus seo aguisín don aguisín seo: no sooner…

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Deich bhFrása Shuimiúla as Alt Uí Mhuirthile (‘Saoirí Samhraidh’ san Irish Times), Cuid 2 Posted by on Jul 28, 2016

(le Róislín) Last time, we looked at some interesting words (fearaíocht) and phrases (ag guailleáil) from one of Liam Ó Muirthile’s “An Peann Coitianta” columns in the Irish Times.  And prior to that we looked at how he used four different forms of the Irish word for summer (samhradh, samhraidh, tsamhraidh, and samhraí).  Tá na…

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