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Samplaí an fhocail ‘samhradh’ in alt le Liam Ó Muirthile san Irish Times Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

(le Róislín) Now that we’ve worked our way through the various forms of the word “samhradh” (summer) in a recent blogpost (nasc thíos), let’s enjoy them in the article “Saoirí Samhraidh,” in the column “An Peann Coitianta” (by Liam Ó Muirthile), published in The Irish Times (14 August 2002). Here’s a link for the article, so…

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An Focal “Twerking” i nGaeilge (Yet Another “tv+vowel” Word!) Posted by on Oct 11, 2013

(le Róislín) I started pondering this question shortly after the Miley Cyrus escapades broke the news but I simply thought I’d eventually do a blog on the various words used to describe what “twerking” is, like “gyrate,” “thrust,” etc.  I wasn’t sure if the powers that be in the Irish vocabulary world would decide on…

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An tUile-Chuimhneoir sa Leabhar Harry Potter agus an Órchloch Posted by on Jun 9, 2010

(le Róislín)  Since we’ve talked so much about memory lately … An cuimhin leat an tUile-Chuimhneoir [un TIL-eh-KHIV-nyorzh] a sheol seanmháthair Neville Longbottom chuige?  An féidir leat cur síos air?  (Cén chuma atá air?)  Dath?  Cruth?  Méid, srl.? An bhfuil a fhios agat cén Béarla atá air? An bhfuil a fhios agat cén sórt focail…

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