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Titles, Quotes, and Sayings in Irish to Practice Terms for ‘Daoine Muinteartha’ (Family Members), Cuid/Part 3 Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

(le Róislín) OK, all of these deal with cousins, so I’ve filled in the Irish word for “cousin” where it appears in the singular.  The dúshlán, such as it is, for the entries that already have “col ceathar” in them (uimhreacha 1, 2, 3, agus 4) is to remember the name of the cousin –…

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25 Ways to Say ‘Family’ in Irish, Cuid a Ceathair (Pt. 4) Posted by on Mar 6, 2016

(le Róislín)   The previous three blogs have dealt with fifteen different ways to say “family” in Irish (naisc thíos), starting with “teaghlach” and “clann.”  Today we’ll look at some aspects of the extended family, referring to “descendants”, starting our list with no. 16.  Remember, “gs” for “genitive singular and “gpl” for “genitive plural” D…

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25 Ways to Say ‘Family’ in Irish, Cuid a hAon (Pt. 1) Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

(le Róislín)   In a recent blog (nasc thíos), we examined the word ‘muirín,’ one of many Irish words for ‘family.’  As you may recall, we looked at “muirín” in comparison to a homograph (muirín as “a scallop,” of all things!) and also in comparison to the similarly-spelled múirín, which has two distinct meanings, 1)…

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An Dara Grúpa d’Fhocail: Curiosity, Passion, Interest, Heritage, Family (i nGaeilge) Posted by on Sep 28, 2013

(le Róislín) In the previous blog we looked at the Irish for the five most prominent terms in this speech balloon.  Seo iad: Eolas, Grá, Cultúr, Spraoi, Cairde.   An cuimhin leat an Béarla atá orthu?  The translations back into English are below (má tá cuidiú de dhíth ort). Anois, an chéad ghrúpa eile d’fhocail.  But wait…

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