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How to say “Internet Cat Video Festival” in Irish (i nGaeilge) Posted by on Nov 7, 2014

(le Róislín) Before we completely move on from Oíche Shamhna and cait or cait dhubha to ceiliúradh na Nollag and carúil, let’s linger over one more cat topic. In fact, I wish I had known about it earlier. Not that I probably would have made it to Minnesota for the Internet Cat Video Festival 2014…

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Don’t Be Silent, Even If It Was The Cat: A Pronunciation Round-up for the Irish Black Cat Blogs Posted by on Nov 5, 2014

(le Róislín) Even some seemingly simple Irish words may benefit from a few pronunciation tips, so this blog will look at some of the terms that come up as we go through the forms of the phrases “an cat” and “an cat dubh” in Irish, as discussed in some previous blogs (naisc thíos). First, let’s…

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‘Cats’, ‘of the cats,’ ‘black cats’ and related phrases in Irish Posted by on Oct 31, 2014

(le Róislín) Who says that cait dhubha aren’t “gleoite”? There are all kinds of pisreoga about them being or bringing bad luck, and I’ve heard that people are reluctant to adopt them from shelters. But there’s no reason that having a cat dubh should be any different than having a cat of any other color…

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