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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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Cineálacha Stoirmeacha (Kinds of Storms) Posted by on Sep 3, 2010

Last blog we discussed hairicíní, for which the Irish word is an adaptation of either the Carib for “God of Evil” or the name of a Mayan storm god, Hurakan – the sources for this don’t agree on which.  Either way, the word went through a couple of filters before reaching Irish, namely Spanish “huracán”…

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