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Saying Ordinal Numbers Out Loud in Irish: Ag rá orduimhreacha os ard i nGaeilge Posted by on Aug 13, 2017

(le Róislín) I’ve sometimes seen otherwise-confident learners of Irish come to a dead stop when they’re reading out loud and come to some numbers.  The basic numbers are challenging enough.  First, one must deal with all the different mutations that follow (dhá chat but seacht gcat).  Then there are all the exceptions due to the…

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Cé chomh fada is atá an tsrón? (How long is the nose?) Posted by on Jun 30, 2017

(le Róislín)   Last time, we looked the various forms of the word “srón” (nose) in Irish, including “sróine,” “sróna,” and “tsrón.”  We also mentioned several types of noses, to be discussed in this and/or future blogs (the once and future blog?). Today, we’ll start with the two types of noses shown in the graphic…

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Aghaidheanna Cat (Faces of Cats) — Their Main Features in Irish Posted by on Jun 25, 2017

(le Róislín) Since we’ve been a roll with comhráite cat (naisc thíos), how about a diagram showing some of the features of a cat’s face?  The above graphic show various features of a cat’s face, most of which are shared with other animals and with humans, so you can get double mileage out of the vocabulary…

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Comhrá le Cat: translation, pronunciation, and glossary Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

(le Róislín) As mentioned in “Comhrá le Cat” (nasc thíos), today’s post will include a translation of the cat conversation, plus some notes and a gluais (glossary). Remember that even though this conversation is ostensibly between a person and a cat, it could be between two cats (dhá chat), or with some slight adaptations, between…

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Comhrá le Cat Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

(le Róislín) Since so many of you seemed to enjoy the recent piscín gleoite (cute kitten) post (nasc thíos), I figured I’d extend the topic with an conversation with a cat.  Many of the questions could easily be transformed into dialogues between people about cats, since, mostly, we assume cats don’t really talk, even if…

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An bhfuil peata agat?  Talking about Pets in Irish: Piscíní (Kittens) Posted by on Jun 16, 2017

(le Róislín) Bhuel, we’ve just discussed coiníní as peataí in our sraith nua (faoi pheataí), so let’s go now with an even more popular pet, piscíní, and we’ll look more later at “cait,” which have been covered in some previous posts. As you can see in the picture above, we have an image of a…

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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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