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Séamus Ó hÉanaí / Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) Posted by on Sep 6, 2013

(le Róislín) Numerous tributes have been written in memory of Seamus Heaney, Ireland’s premier poet of the mid/late 20th- and early 21st-century, who passed away on August 30.  The facts of his biography are too well known to be entered in detail here, but I will highlight a few key points, i nGaeilge, which may also…

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What’s the “Tuiseal” of “an Tuiseal Ginideach” Anyway? Posted by on Apr 5, 2011

(le Róislín) By now, you’ve probably heard the term “tuiseal” quite a bit in discussing Irish nouns.  It’s generally translated as “case” as in “an tuiseal gairmeach” (“a Shinéad” for “Sinéad” in the “vocative” case) or as in “an tuiseal ginideach” (“cóta Sheáin” for “John’s coat” in the “genitive” case), etc. Of course, this isn’t…

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Cúpla Teanga Eile (Cathú Dochloíte): Gearmáinis, Gaillis, Ollainis, Seicis, srl. Posted by on Aug 22, 2009

Ah, well, this is still only barr an chnoic oighir.  But, cén dochar?    I’ve picked some representative figures here to illustrate someone saying they speak a given language.    Is mise Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  Labhraím Gearmáinis.   Is muide Asterix agus Obelix.  Labhraímid Gaillis agus Laidin.   Is mise Vincent Van Gogh.  Labhraím…

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An Bhfuil Gaeilge / Béarla / Fraincis / Rúisis / Sínis / Tliongáinis / Ceatsuais Agat? Posted by on Aug 17, 2009

The recent discussion of language, whether Tliongáinis or Fraincis, suggests another popular topic among language learners – what languages do you know?  Any such discussion can range from the standard questions to those off “an bealach buailte” (the beaten track).  Sometimes I do think that the bealach “neamhbhuailte” will be pretty well “buailte” by the…

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Harry Potter agus an Teanga Gaeilge? (ar leanúint) Posted by on Jul 20, 2009

Cén fáth an bhéim seo ar Harry Potter?  Tá mé ag Azkatraz 2009 faoi láthair, comhdháil faoi na leabhartha, na scannáin, agus rud ar bith a bhaineanns le Harry Potter. Why this emphasis on Harry Potter?  I’m at Azkatraz 2009 at the moment, a convention about the books, the movies, and anything related to Harry Potter. Seo…

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Harry Potter agus an Teanga Gaeilge? Ní fós! Posted by on Jul 18, 2009

All the world’s a-buzz, once again, about Harry, so we may as well join the sluaite for this ábhar as well. Cá bhfuil na sé leabhar eile? Tá an chéad leabhar ar fáil sna teangacha Gaeilge, Breatnais, Laidin, agus SeanGhréigis, coimisiúnaithe ag Bloomsbury iad féin. Tá an dara leabhar ar fáil sa Laidin chomh maith…

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