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Five More Irish Names for Boys – Seán, Séamas, Seosamh, Liam, Mícheál, Pt. 1: Seán, ‘sea, ach sa tuiseal gairmeach agus sa tuiseal ginideach? Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

(le Róislín) We recently looked at five Irish names for boys, including at least a couple that are off the beaten track.  Here they are with a couple of letters missing.  Recognize ‘em? Alabh__ __ __ s, Éad__ __ ard, F__ __rdor__ __ a, R__n__n, T__ __ rnán.  (Freagraí thíos) Today we’ll look briefly at…

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What’s the “Tuiseal” of “an Tuiseal Ginideach” Anyway? Posted by on Apr 5, 2011

(le Róislín) By now, you’ve probably heard the term “tuiseal” quite a bit in discussing Irish nouns.  It’s generally translated as “case” as in “an tuiseal gairmeach” (“a Shinéad” for “Sinéad” in the “vocative” case) or as in “an tuiseal ginideach” (“cóta Sheáin” for “John’s coat” in the “genitive” case), etc. Of course, this isn’t…

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