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Dathanna Dhuilleoga an Fhómhair: The Colors of the Autumn Leaves (in Irish) Posted by on Nov 6, 2017

(le Róislín) Cé mhéad dath a fheiceann tú anseo?   How many colors do you see here?  Agus cé na dathanna a fheiceann tú anseo?  And what colors do you see here? As you can see from the graphic above, today’s topics will be dathanna agus duilleoga. Let’s start with the word for “color” itself (dath)…

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The Irish Language Blog Top Ten for 2015: Grandparents, Greetings, and Grá (and more, cait, mar shampla)   Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

(le Róislín) Over five years a-blogging and now it’s time to look back over the blianta (we started in 2009) and see what the most popular topics were. And we start with … <tormáil drumaí> … grandparents. Mór? Críonna? or Sean? — Grandparents By Any Other Name! https://blogs.transparent.com/irish/mor-crionna-or-s…y-any-other-name/, Posted on 09. Apr, 2009 byróislínin Irish Language So what’s…

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The Irish word for ‘October’ and other words related to ‘fómhar’ and ‘fómhair’ Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

(le Róislín) In some previous blogs (naisc thíos), we’ve looked at the names of the months (míonna) and seasons (séasúir) in Irish, including a discussion specifically of “September” and “October.” So let’s try a little mixing and matching for review of “September,” “October,” and the Fall or Autumn season. Given the word “fómhar” and its…

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Cén Séasúr? (Which Season?): Geimhreadh, Earrach, Samhradh, Fómhar Posted by on Mar 26, 2014

(le Róislín) Since we’ve just finished going over the Irish word for “spring” (as a season), I thought it would be fun practice to try some fill-in-the-blanks with the different seasons.  Here’s a quick review before we start. geimhreadh [GyEV-ruh, OR, GEE-ruh, OR, GyEV-roo, with the “mh” pronounced like a “v” and the “d” silent]…

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An tEarrach (The Spring): 20 Márta 2014 Posted by on Mar 22, 2014

 (le Róislín) By all accounts now, Spring has finally sprung, on March 20th for this year.  At least astronomically.  Maybe in the next blog we’ll look at two other traditional dates for “Spring”– February 1st and March 1st.  All three calendar systems have their validity. Meanwhile, how do we say “Spring” in Irish?  And just…

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Na Séasúir sa Tuiseal Ginideach (Saying “of winter,” “of summer,” etc. in Irish) Posted by on Oct 6, 2012

(le Róislín) In the last blog we looked at the names of the four seasons as they would be used in prepositional phrases, such “in the winter” or “in the summer.”  As you might recall, this involved various changes to the beginnings of the words, like “san fhómhar” (ins, in + an, the + fómhar…

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Na Ceithre Shéasúr (The Four Seasons, in Gaeilge) Posted by on Sep 30, 2012

(le Róislín) Before completely leaving an féilire, the subject of the last four blogs, let’s take a look at the Irish words for the four seasons.  In addition, we’ll look at the adjectives pertaining to winter, spring, summer, and autumn/fall, both in their classy Latinate versions, like “(a)estival,” and in the more everyday tone, like…

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