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Leathanaigh Bhána, Órga, Facebook, agus Cineálacha Eile Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

(le Róislín) Remember the abbreviations “lch.” and “lgh.“?  How would you say them out loud if you encountered them in a page of Irish text?   We saw them in a blog originally posted here on April 20, 2015 (nasc thíos) and recently reposted ( No great mysteries here. The abbreviation “lch.”  stands for “leathanach” ([LyA-huh-nukh]…

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Gnáthghiorrúcháin i nGaeilge: Everyday Abbreviations in Irish (not “textese”) Posted by on Apr 11, 2015

(le Róislín) Long before we started playing with symbols and phrases like “a#” (for “a thaiscidh,” pronounced “HASH-kee, which means “darling” in Irish), we were using giorrúcháin for their most basic purpose, to save space on paper and time in writing or typing.  Here are a few quite straightforward ones, which you will likely encounter…

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