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Comhuaineach, Grafaic, Lóistíocht, Próiseáil, Veicteoireach: Some Irish Vocabulary from the Previous Blog Posted by on May 21, 2017

(le Róislín) Most of the time my interest in Irish vocabulary leans more to the traditional, like words for “potato ridges” (iomairí prátaí), dibbers (stibhíní), spinning jennies (sinéidíní), or querns (brónna).  But the most recent blog (nasc thíos) introduced a few more contemporary terms which may relate to occupations and technologies we see today.  In…

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Cúig Ghuta Dhifriúla (a, e, i, o, u) i bhFocal Amháin–faoi dheireadh! Posted by on Aug 8, 2013

(le Róislín) For the same reason that people compile lists of English words that have all five vowels, write novellas with just one vowel  in them, and seek desperately for the rhyme to “porringer,” I’ve always been on the lookout for an Irish word that has all five vowels.  Agus faoi dheireadh thiar thall, tháinig…

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