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An Ghaeilge agus an Iodáilis: ‘Àbaco’ go ‘Zombi’ i nGaeilge Posted by on Apr 16, 2014

(le Róislín) Bhí an bua ag an Iodáilis sa chomórtas ‘Buile Ilteangach’ (Multilingual Madness)!  Comhghairdeas di agus dá foghlaimeoirí agus dá cainteoirí.  So we’ll tip our ‘hataí’ here to ‘lucht na hIodáilise’ with a few Irish words related to ‘an Iodáil’ and ‘an teanga Iodáilise.’ Ar dtús, tíreolaíocht (geography) an Iodáil, (the) Italy.  Note that…

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Wrapping Up “Before” (roimh, sula, etc.) and “After” (i ndiaidh, tar éis, etc.) Posted by on Nov 21, 2010

(le Róislín) Before we really start talking turcaí, in honor of Lá an Altaithe (the American holiday coming up), let’s briefly review the “before” and “after” spectrum.  Then, after our turkey interlude, we can resume with the points of the compass, as hinted at earlier. For the word “before,” there were two main expressions, one…

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Still More on “Before” i nGaeilge Posted by on Oct 14, 2010

The possibilities for “before” seem almost endless, but given the first seven phrases we discussed in recent blogs (cheana, roimh, sula, thar, os coinne, os comhair, ar tosach), plus the additional “arú,” I’ll wrap up this series with just a few more examples.   A few are new to this series and some are representative expressions…

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More on “Before” i nGaeilge, or, When “Before” Also Means “After”! Posted by on Oct 11, 2010

We’ve recently discussed seven ways to say “before” in Irish (cheana, roimh, sula, thar, os coinne, os comhair, ar tosach), based on one reader’s question.  You might remember that I promised a few more, and here’s the first of several.  If you want to say “the day before yesterday” or “the year before last” there…

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How To Say “Before” in Irish – Let Me Count the Ways Posted by on Sep 29, 2010

One of this blog’s readers, Seanchán, has written in with an interesting question.  Cad é an difear idir na focail seo: cheana, roimh, sula, thar, os coinne, os comhair agus ar tosach.  Ciallaíonn siad go léir “before.”  Most have many other meanings as well.   And before we finish the topic, we might be adding a…

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