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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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Amhrán Náisiúnta na Stát Aontaithe: All Four Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Irish with a glossary, literal translation, and pronunciation guide Posted by on Jul 6, 2014

 (le Róislín) I wonder how many Americans have actually sung all four verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in English, let alone in Irish.  Well, here’s your opportunity!  And if it’s not your own “amhrán náisiúnta,” it’s certainly an interesting song vocabulary-wise and history-wise.  In fact, I find all “amhráin náisiúnta” to be fascinating (and have…

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Stella, Étoile, Estrella, Stea … Réalta! Posted by on Jun 20, 2011

(le Róislín) Sandwiched between Lá na Brataí (an American holiday celebrated on June 14th) and Lá na Saoirse (4 Iúil) might be a good time to talk about “réaltaí agus riabha” (stars and stripes).  So we’ll take a sos (break) from the díochlaontaí for a while, and address, first, the “réalta” component.  The “riabha” will…

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