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Bhuf! Bhuf! (Arís): ‘Sunny’ — Deirfiúr do ‘Bo’ (Céad Mhadra na Stát Aontaithe) Posted by on Aug 19, 2013

(le Róislín) Some of you may remember the blog about Bo Obama, Céad Mhadra na Stát Aontaithe (First Dog of the United States).  Is Uisceadóir Portaingéalach é.  Foilsíodh an blag sin ar an 16ú lá de mhí na Bealtaine, 2009 ( Anois, tá deirfiúr aige, Sunny.  Leas-deirfiúr, is dócha, le bheith cruinn.  Is Uisceadóir Portaingéalach…

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Muine Gall (Moneygall) agus Muineacha Eile Posted by on May 15, 2011

 (le Róislín) President Obama’s visit to one of his ancestral homelands, Moneygall, Co. Offaly, Ireland, provides us with an ideal segue from 4th-declension nouns (discussed in our most recent blogs) to international news events.  And this is one angle of his trip that I think has been overlooked by the majority, perhaps all, of the…

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Dogs and Daideonna (Grandads) in Direct Address “i nGaeilge” – agus Mamónna Freisin (and Grandmoms too) Posted by on Jun 8, 2009

(le Róislín) This is mostly for active Irish-speakers and learners, but might be of interest more broadly, given how many people write on the Internet about how kids can say “grandmother” and “grandfather” in a less formal way (pop-pop, meemaw, etc.).  Also, more than a few people talk to their dogs! If you’re talking directly…

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