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Some Consonant Clusters in Irish (thbhl, thbh, thbhr, thchl, thfh, and ch-chl) Posted by on Dec 21, 2019

(le Róislín) Irish can have up to five consonants in a row, something we rarely encounter in English.  These situations usually occur because a prefix has been added to a word, so the seemingly simple “cleas” (trick) can become “droch-chleas” when we add the prefix “droch-” (bad).  In this case, with “ch” followed by “ch,”…

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In Irish, should we say “an enchilada fada” or “an t-enchilada fada” or “an enchilada fhada”?   Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

(le Róislín) Since I had so much fun in the last blogpost (nasc thíos) saying “enchilada fada” to myself, I thought you might enjoy playing around with the phrase also. Actually, there’s a very serious question to be addressed first.  If we say “enchilada” in an Irish language sentence, should we consider the word to…

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How to Say ‘Post-truth’ in Irish (prefixing ‘fírinne’) Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

(le Róislín)                               One of the recent words to achieve popularity in English is “post-truth.”  People say we now live in a “post-truth” world, where “an fhírinne” is íosta and/or neamhthábhachtach and/or gan bhaint ar bith le cúrsaí an tsaoil. So…

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Ar an 4ú, an 5ú, an 6ú agus an 7ú lá den Nollaig (birds, rings, and poultry for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th days of Christmas) Cuid / Part 2: Some Pronunciation Tips Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

(le Róislín) Our last blogpost dealt with days 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the song “Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag” (The Twelve Days of Christmas).  This post, second in this mionsraith, will continue a little further with those days, looking at pronunciation.  Post 3 in the mionsraith will look at what the six geese…

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Ar an 4ú, an 5ú, an 6ú agus an 7ú lá den Nollaig (birds, rings, and poultry for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th days of Christmas) Cuid/Part 1/2 Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

(le Róislín) Now that we’ve got three of the twelve verses under our belt, céard faoi dornán níos mó?  Today’s blogpost will cover some phrases from days 4, 5, 6 and 7 of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag).  Earlier in this blog, we’ve dealt with other aspects of this famous song…

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If the other grandfather is “Grandpa,” what Irish term can you use? Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

(le Róislín) Here, as previously promised, is a review of Irish words for “grandfather,” “grandpa,” and “grand(d)ad,” written as a companion piece to the recent post, “If the other grandmother is “Grandma,” what Irish term can you use?” As we’ll see, the same three adjectives can be used to create the word “grandfather” from “father”…

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Na Cluichí Oilimpeacha ó A go Z: The Quiz! (Sports Terms in Irish) Posted by on Aug 20, 2016

(le Róislín) Now that you’ve (hopefully) worked your way through the A-to-Z Olympics glossary that was posted recently (nasc thíos), how about a little fun quiz? An answer key will be provided, so you can see for yourself how you did.  A pronunciation guide will also be added here for some of the trickier ones…

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