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Sula bhfágann muid na Fritíortha (Before we leave the Antipodes) Posted by on Jun 9, 2014

(le Róislín) In this blog we’ll take a last look at some geographical terms pertaining to New Zealand, including the interpretation of “Aotearoa,” as mentioned in the last blog.  All of the words in today’s basic vocabulary also have wide applications for conversation in general.  We’ll be looking at the following words: tír, land, country…

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tír + scamall + fada + bán = Aotearoa (probably!) Posted by on Jun 5, 2014

(le Róislín) So what was that dú-shlán [DOO-hlawn] mentioned in the last blog (nasc thíos).  Gaeilge a chur ar Mhaorais (to translate Maori to Irish)?  Bhuel, cén fáth nach ndéanfaí sin (Well, why not, lit. why wouldn’t that be done)?The hitch is, here, that I’m just going to set out the vocabulary in this blog…

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Agus Muid sna Fritíortha (While We’re in the Antipodes) Posted by on May 31, 2014

(le Róislín) Cíobhaí (an t-éan) (nasc ag bun an leathanaigh)    While we’re on an antipodal tear (naisc thíos), we might as well look at An Nua-Shéalainn also.  As with An Astráil, first the place name itself, then a few ki-words (úúps – deacair sin a sheachaint!). So, first, the country name.  Before we look…

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