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Speaking “of blue mice” and “of pink elephants” Posted by on Mar 30, 2011

(le Róislín) A recent blog hinted at some upcoming entries on possessive forms, so here they are.   We start with a few more luchóg ghorm / eilifint bhándearg examples and then transition to some more practical phrases that indicate possession, and maybe even point towards some Easter expressions, for the upcoming holiday.  Some of you…

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Luchóga Gorma, Eilifintí Bándearga, agus Jack London! A Thiarcais! Posted by on Mar 23, 2011

(le Róislín) The last blog alluded to Jack London as originating the concept of seeing eilifintí bándearga as part of a siabhránacht radhairc. Out of curiosity, I checked online to see where a search for eilifintí bándearga would take me, in Irish and in English.  In the exact phrase “eilifintí bándearga,” which is plural, there…

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Agus An tAthbharr? (An Mhaidin Tar Éis Lá Fhéile Pádraig) Posted by on Mar 20, 2011

(le Róislín) So, whether it was pionta Guinness or a glincín or an iar-dheoch, there might be some torthaí or iarmhairtí, especially if you had deoch amháin de bharraíocht.  So you might want to know the Irish for “hangover” – it’s “póit.” If you’re lucky, it might simply be a mild tinneas cinn. On the…

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