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Vocabulary Round-up from ‘More Irish Numbers Practice: Orduimhreacha i dTeidil Scannán’ (Cuid/Part 2) Posted by on Aug 26, 2017

  (le Róislín) Here, as promised, is the second batch of words from the blogpost practicing ordinal numbers by using examples from movie titles (nasc thíos).  As you might recall, the movie Muiscít ar an Deichiú hUrlár (bunteideal i Seapáinis: Jukkai no mosukîto, 1983) was one of the most unusual, offering a workout with the orduimhir, the…

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How to pronounce ‘shiamsaíochta’ in Irish Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

(le Róislín) There seems to be an unstated rule in language learning that the longer a new word is, the more we hesitate before pronouncing it.   This can apply in many languages … antidisestablishmentarianism … anticonstitutionellment … Siebentausendzweihundertvierundfünfzig … leas-phríomhfheidhmeannaigh … or pinagpinamamagaspasan, to name just a few. And I don’t even want to start…

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In ómós don sár-réalta shiamsaíochta Prince — Réaltnéal Corcra (a memorial note with some Irish phrases) Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

     (le Róislín) Agus mé amuigh ag siúl oíche Dhéardaoin seo caite chonaic mé marquee ag rá “RIP Prince.”  Ar dtús ní raibh a fhios agam cén fáth a raibh sé sin scríofa.  Bhí mé istigh an chuid is mó den lá ar an lá sin agus níor thug mé mórán airde don nuacht. …

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Love (Grá) and the Art of Applying Initial Consonant Mutations in Irish Posted by on Feb 14, 2015

(le Róislín) In recent blogs and a few others from previous years, we’ve looked at ways to say “I love you,” in Irish.  Often these phrases include initial consonant mutation, so what better way to practice the mutations than with variations on a theme of “grá“? In this blog, I’ll use some of the phrases…

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Four Ways to Say ‘Star-Spangled’ in Irish (plus ‘star’ in general — réalta) Posted by on Jul 4, 2014

(le Róislín) It seems like such a specific term, but there at least four ways to say “star-spangled” in Irish.  A timely phrase for this time of year (Lá na Saoirse) in the United States. Let’s start with the ‘star” part, since that’s the basis of all of the terms that follow, and also probably…

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A ‘Cóiméad’ by Any Other Name Posted by on Feb 22, 2013

(le Róislín) Last blog I alluded to five words in Irish for comet agus seo iad. The first one you have no doubt spotted by now since it’s i dteideal an bhlag seo.  It’s a fairly straightforward word, first declension, masculine.  Here are its forms: 1) cóiméad, comet, as in “Beidh Cóiméad Halley ar ais…

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Ag Comhaireamh Arís (Cé Mhéad Réalta?) Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

(le Róislín) A flag with a history as complex as that of the United Sates can offer almost limitless possibilities for practicing counting, since the number of stars has continuously increased with each new state.  There’s even at least one design already in the works for a 51-state, 51-star flag, should it be necessary. But…

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