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Dathanna Dhuilleoga an Fhómhair: The Colors of the Autumn Leaves (in Irish) Posted by on Nov 6, 2017

(le Róislín) Cé mhéad dath a fheiceann tú anseo?   How many colors do you see here?  Agus cé na dathanna a fheiceann tú anseo?  And what colors do you see here? As you can see from the graphic above, today’s topics will be dathanna agus duilleoga. Let’s start with the word for “color” itself (dath)…

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Leaves, Limes, Lambs, and Goosefoots and Goose Feet: An Irish Language Botanical Discussion Posted by on Sep 17, 2016

(le Róislín) Plant names are probably intriguing in every language, and Irish is no exception.  When people first start Irish, they probably learn the more basic ones, ones that readily identifiable in nature, like “nóinín” and “caisearbhán.”  Even easier for the Anglophone learner are the ones that are similar in both languages, like “rós,” “tiúilip,”…

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How to say ‘leaves’ and ‘foliage’ in Irish  Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

 (le Róislín) ‘Tis the season, no, not ‘An Nollaig‘ yet, but the season for falling leaves, at least for ‘crainn‘ that are ‘duillsilteach.’  So today, let’s look at the forms of the word “leaf” and also “foliage.” Starting with the basics: duilleog [DIL-yohg, with the “ll” about like the “ll” in English “million”], a leaf…

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