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Hurricane-related words in the Irish language: Hairicíní, Spéirlingí, Súile, Béil et al. Posted by on Oct 12, 2017

(le Róislín) This has been one of the worst hurricane seasons I can remember.  Although I, as an individual, can do nothing to stop the destructive path of the hurricanes (bealaí scriosacha na hairicíní), I can at least provide a little vocabulary for discussing them in Irish. First we’ll look at the two words for…

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Cineálacha Stoirmeacha (Kinds of Storms): An Scéal Leantach (The Sequel) Posted by on Oct 21, 2012

(le Róislín) Kind of has a nice beat, doesn’t it?  Cineálacha Stoirmeacha [KIN-yawl-ukh-uh STIRzh-im-ukh-uh].   Storms are possible any time of year, of course, but the month of October can see several types.  Stoirmeacha sneachta, mar a bhí ar chósta thiar na Stát Aontaithe i mí Dheireadh Fómhair (go luath don séasúr!) sa bhliain 2011 —…

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Not Quite Done with Hairicíní Posted by on Sep 19, 2010

I happened to realize that the 62nd anniversary of the Great Hurricane of 1938 (GH38) is approaching and have been listening to a closleabhar on the subject.  Is scéal fíorspéisiúl é agus an-bhrónach.  Here are some of the príomhphointí: Dátaí (i Meiriceá): 20 Meán Fómhair go 22 Meán Fómhair, 1938 Catagóir: ar dtús, catagóir a…

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