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Love (Grá) and the Art of Applying Initial Consonant Mutations in Irish Posted by on Feb 14, 2015

(le Róislín) In recent blogs and a few others from previous years, we’ve looked at ways to say “I love you,” in Irish.  Often these phrases include initial consonant mutation, so what better way to practice the mutations than with variations on a theme of “grá“? In this blog, I’ll use some of the phrases…

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A ‘Cóiméad’ by Any Other Name Posted by on Feb 22, 2013

(le Róislín) Last blog I alluded to five words in Irish for comet agus seo iad. The first one you have no doubt spotted by now since it’s i dteideal an bhlag seo.  It’s a fairly straightforward word, first declension, masculine.  Here are its forms: 1) cóiméad, comet, as in “Beidh Cóiméad Halley ar ais…

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