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Nature Words: the Irish for ‘almond’ and a baker’s dozen of related terms Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

(le Róislín)   Recently, we’ve been looking at the nature words stricken from the Oxford Junior Dictionary [English] about 10 years ago.  As you may recall, words like “acorn” and “almond” were removed from the dictionary and replaced by tech terms like “analog” and “MP3 player.”  I’ve posed the question several times now in this…

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Ag seinm uirlisí ceoil, ó alpchorn go xileafón (Alpenhorn to Xylophone in Irish): Pt. 3: Pianó go siotar AGUS siotár Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

(le Róislín) Time for cuid a trí of our musical instrument series.  And yes, it will eventually end with “x,” not “z,” since I don’t see any musical instruments that start with a “z” in Irish.  No, not even the “zither.” There is an Irish word for “zither” (buíochas le Dia, a déarfadh Anton Karas…

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