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Stocaí Nollag Posted by on Dec 6, 2011

(le Róislín) Stoca.  Plural: stocaí [STOK-ee]  Now there’s a nice, fairly straightforward word in Irish!  Sock, socks.  Or “stocking, stockings.”  The translation depends somewhat on context, of course. Good news?  The words “stoca” and “stocaí” cannot be lenited, or eclipsed, or otherwise “initially mutated” because of the consonant cluster “st,” which never changes.  Even in…

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Téarmaí Nollag: Nollaig Shona duit! Nollaig Shona daoibh! srl. Posted by on Dec 24, 2009

(le Róislín) Here are some of the basic terms for this holiday season: Oíche Nollag, Christmas Eve, but Oíche Lá Nollag, the night of Christmas Day An Nollaig, Christmas (note the use of the definite article, “the” Christmas) Lá Nollag, Christmas Day Nóta 1: Irish doesn’t really have a separate word for “eve” to distinguish “the…

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