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Love (Grá) and the Art of Applying Initial Consonant Mutations in Irish Posted by on Feb 14, 2015

(le Róislín) In recent blogs and a few others from previous years, we’ve looked at ways to say “I love you,” in Irish.  Often these phrases include initial consonant mutation, so what better way to practice the mutations than with variations on a theme of “grá“? In this blog, I’ll use some of the phrases…

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Téarmaí Muirnéise (Terms of Endearment) do Lá Vailintín Posted by on Feb 9, 2011

(le Róislín) As Lá Vailintín approaches, it seems appropriate to go over some useful phrases for the holiday. First, let’s look at the term “endearment” itself, “muirnéis.”  In the title of this blog, the phrase is “of endearment.”  We don’t actually use a word for “of” in a case like this but instead we add…

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An Briathar “Cloisteáil” (the verb “to hear”) agus Clásail Choibhneasta – agus Deireadh na Sraithe! Posted by on May 27, 2010

(le Róislín) No longer on the home stretch, we’re done!  This is the last installment of the “irregular verbs in relative clauses.”  Thanks again to mo léitheoir dílis cineálta, Áine, who first requested some treatment of relative clauses (agus a scríobh an oiread sin de nótaí deasa ó thosaigh an blag seo).  Perhaps it’s hard…

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