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‘In quarantine’ or ‘on quarantine’ — how to say it in Irish Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

(le Róislín) In the recent blog on the Ebola virus (víreas Ebola), I referred briefly to saying “in quarantine” in Irish.  It seems like a simple phrase to say, and the word for “quarantine” itself isn’t surprising — “coraintín” [KOR-antch-een], no relation to “aintín” as such! But it’s interesting to note the preposition that’s used…

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Dá mBeadh Dalí ina Ghaeilgeoir – an tSeasmhacht Cuimhne, srl. Posted by on May 31, 2010

Well, not really.  Tá brón orm má ghéaraigh an teideal sin ar do ghoile.   I’m afraid I indulged in a bit of “meall agus malartaigh” in the title.  This blog is just an examination of words like “memory,”  “remembrance,” and “memorial,” “remember,” and perhaps the most basic of all, “I remember.”  So we’ll be looking at “cuimhne,” “cuimhneamh,”…

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