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To Be or To Wear: Which Irish Verb for Halloween Costumes (agus éadaí go ginearálta) Posted by on Oct 22, 2016

(le Róislín) The Irish language offers two main verbs for saying you are wearing an item of clothing.  One is the verb “to be,” combined with the word “on,” essentially saying “A hat is on me,” for “I am wearing a hat.”  The second is the verb “caith,” which can literally mean “wear,” but which…

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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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