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From ‘Spaglainní’ to ‘Spéartha’: More Irish Vocab from ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Posted by on Jul 4, 2015

(le Róislín)   In the last blog post, we looked at the word “spaglainneach” (spangled), noticeable for its absence in the Irish translation of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  Anyone remember what phrase is used for “star-spangled” in the Irish version instead?  Freagra thíos.   For all four verses of the American national anthem in Irish, you might…

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Speaking of Spangles, Irish, and the American National Anthem Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

 (le Róislín) For several years now, I’ve been posting the Irish-language version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” around the American July 4th celebration.  Last year’s July 4th blog post included all four verses in Irish, with pronunciation and vocabulary notes.  It was, needless to say, “an-fhada” mar bhlagmhír.  (Nasc thíos). This year, I thought I’d look…

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Ó Abair An Léir Dhuit: Oh Say Can You See (Amhrán Náisiúnta na Stát Aontaithe) Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

(le Róislín) As those of us sna Stáit Aontaithe transition from Lá na Brataí (14 Meitheamh) go Lá na Saoirse (i Meiriceá; 4 Iúil), this might be an apt time to try the American National Anthem in Irish.  It was translated long before the ongoing row as to whether “The Star-Spangled Banner” should be sung…

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