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Cineálacha “-philes” i nGaeilge (leis an iarmhír “-bhách”) Posted by on Feb 20, 2011

(le Róislín)  A couple of blogs ago, I mentioned the suffix “-bhách,” which is used to create compound words like English “Francophile” and “bibliophile.”  Since we’re finished with the more romantic Valentinesy love for a while, at least until Lá Vailintín seo chugainn, this topic could segue us back from “love” in general into some…

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Logainmneacha Ceilteacha agus Náisiúntachtaí a Sé: Celtic Place Names and Nationalities 6 – Cornwall and the Cornish Posted by on May 22, 2009

We’ve recently discussed the place names Albain, Éire, An Bhreatain Bheag, Oileán Mhanann, and An Bhriotáin.  Today we’ll turn to Cornwall.  Below you’ll find some examples of how to use the place name and how to indicate that a person or thing is Cornish.  Cornwall is called “Corn na Breataine” (horn of Britain) or sometimes…

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Karros, Carrus, and Today’s “Carr” Posted by on Apr 27, 2009

(le Róislín)   You might have noticed “carr” as a recent Word of the Day at  It could be easy to assume that this is a recent borrowing from English, dating to the era of, well, motor-cars.  Ach a mhalairt, a chara!  (but the opposite, my friend).    The word “carr” was in use in…

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