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Ten Irish Phrases for Snowflake and Whether They Use ‘Sneachta’ or ‘Shneachta’ Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

(le Róislín) I have to admit that I was surprised at how many Irish words for “snowflake” I found as I researched the previous blog (nasc thíos).  Before we move on to some other topics, I thought it would be good to review them one more time, looking specifically at how to say “a snowflake”…

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The Irish Words for ‘Snowflake’ — Calóga and More! (with ‘sneachta,’ of course) Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

(le Róislín) Irish may not have as many different words for “snow” as the Inuit (estimated at between four and a hundred, depending on how we define “different”), but it does have a healthy range of words for “snowflake.” The Irish word for ‘snow,’ as many of you may already know, is “sneachta,” a nice…

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Nuair a bhíonn an aimsir go dona — some Irish words for winter weather conditions and equipment Posted by on Jan 29, 2018

(le Róislín) Bhuel, is é an t-am sin den bhliain é.  Well, it’s that time of year.  Listening daily, even hourly, for the weather report to see what driving will be like.  Depending on where you live, the big question may be whether you’ll have snow (sneachta), rain (fearthainn or báisteach), or sleet (flichshneachta). But…

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An Lorg sa Sneachta (The Track in the Snow): Snow Angels and More in Irish Posted by on Nov 30, 2017

(le Róislín) This may be the time of year when adults (daoine fásta) and children (páistí) alike enjoy making snow angels (aingil shneachta). I haven’t found the term “aingeal sneachta” in an Irish dictionary so far, but it seems to be quite a straightforward combination.  And I did find one (just one!) hit for the…

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Gluais don alt faoi fhrasaíocht (precipitation vocab in Irish, plus some pronunciation tips) Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

(le Róislín) Our most recent blogpost (nasc thios) discussed four types of precipitation (ceithre chineál frasaíochta) and today’s post will focus on some of the less common words in that article, and, in some cases, pronunciation.  So, seo dosaen focal ón bhlagmhír sin, an pictiúr agus an téacs leis san áireamh: bunlíne, bottom line, an bhunlíne…

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Cineálacha Frasaíochta (Irish Terms for Types of Precipitation: Rain, Snow, Sleet, Hail) Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

(le Róislín) Cén sórt cloiche í sin sa phictiúr?  Cloch shneachta.  Sin ceann de na cineálacha frasaíochta a mbeidh muid ag caint fúthu sa bhlagmhír seo. Leis an fhírinne a dhéanamh, oighear atá ann (sa chloch shneachta), in ionad sneachta, ach sin an t-ainm atá ar an gcineál frasaíochta seo.   Ós ag caint ar chlocha…

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Cé Mhéad Sneachta? Asking “How Much Snow” in Irish Posted by on Feb 11, 2017

(le Róislín) Depending on where you live, this may be the time of year for talking about how much snow (sneachta) has fallen in your area.  Or how much is on the ground.  Or how much will fall, according to the weather forecast (de réir réamhaisnéis na haimsire). So we’ll try a few sentences and…

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