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Four Ways to Say ‘Star-Spangled’ in Irish (plus ‘star’ in general — réalta) Posted by on Jul 4, 2014

(le Róislín) It seems like such a specific term, but there at least four ways to say “star-spangled” in Irish.  A timely phrase for this time of year (Lá na Saoirse) in the United States. Let’s start with the ‘star” part, since that’s the basis of all of the terms that follow, and also probably…

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Ó Abair An Léir Dhuit: Oh Say Can You See (Amhrán Náisiúnta na Stát Aontaithe) Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

(le Róislín) As those of us sna Stáit Aontaithe transition from Lá na Brataí (14 Meitheamh) go Lá na Saoirse (i Meiriceá; 4 Iúil), this might be an apt time to try the American National Anthem in Irish.  It was translated long before the ongoing row as to whether “The Star-Spangled Banner” should be sung…

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Amhrán Náisiúnta agus Bratach Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá agus Brateolaíocht Go Ginearálta: The American National Anthem and Flag, and Vexillology in General Posted by on Jul 2, 2009

(le Róislín) Can you match which leasainm (nickname) or frása atá bainteach leis an mbratach nó leis an amhrán náisiúnta (flag-related or national-anthem-related-phrase) goes with which term in English? Freagraí thíos.   1 SeanGhlóir a The Stars and Stripes 2 Na Réaltaí agus na Stríoca b Old Glory 3 An Bhratach Ghealréaltach c The Star-spangled…

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