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Orlaí agus Troithe (Measurements in Irish in the ‘inches/feet’ system) Posted by on Feb 28, 2015

(le Róislín) Even though the world has become increasingly méadrach over the last half-century, there are still many reasons to use the words “inch” and “feet” in measuring, or at least to recognize them in older texts. One main reason is that a few countries still use inches (orlaí), feet (troithe), and yards (slata), as…

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Cineálacha Gloiní: Types of Glasses Posted by on Mar 26, 2012

(le Róislín) Before taking the mud-in-your-eye detour of the last blog (, we were talking about drinking shots and what the word for “shot glass” would be in Irish.  It also got me thinking, why is “shot glass” so uncommon in Irish language resources, when the typical contents of said glasses are such a delicacy…

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Glincíní agus na Gloiní as a nÓlann Muid Iad Posted by on Mar 20, 2012

(le Róislín) Thinking about “glincín” in the last blog got me wondering – what exactly is “glincín” a diminutive of?  And how would one say “shot glass” in Irish? So, ceist a haon ar dtosach, then we’ll see if there’s even spás go leor for ceist a dó in this blog, or if it will…

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