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Cén stíl agus cén chuma? (What style and what appearance?) Posted by on Feb 28, 2014

(le Róislín) B’fhéidir gurb í seo ceann de na fuinneoga is clúití i stair ealaíne.  An aithníonn tú í?  Bhí sí sa phictiúr a bhí sa bhlag is déanaí (  Cén stíl í? Perhaps this is one of the most famous windows in the history of art.  Do you recognize it?  It was in the…

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Oh, Man! ‘Fear,’ ‘Fir,’ ‘Fhir,’ and ‘bhFear,’ (How to say ‘man’ and ‘men’ in Irish) Posted by on Jan 9, 2014

(le Róislín) Since Nollaig na mBan on January 6th gave us the opportunity to discuss the Irish word for ‘woman,’ we might as well follow up with the word for ‘man.’ First, let me clarify that this blog will discuss ‘man’ (fear) as opposed to woman (bean), not “man” as opposed to the following: plants…

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Deir Tusa ‘Slán,’ Deirimse ‘Haló’ (Saying ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’ in Irish, Cuid a Dó: Goodbye) Posted by on May 27, 2013

(le Róislín) After some deliberation, I decided to hold off on the blog on “ainmneacha sa tuiseal gairmeach” (names in the vocative case), since I think that will probably also be a blag dhá chuid (two-part blog).   Let’s cut right to the chase here and go over some possibilities for saying “goodbye” in Irish.  That…

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