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Bia le Beoir (Aguisín): One More Irish Phrase for a Beer-friendly Snack Food, Cuid / Part 2C of 2 Posted by on Mar 31, 2017

(le Róislín) Finally, we’ve gotten to the end of our “sraith taobh istigh de shraith.”  We started with the addition of “craiceann muiceola friochta” the list of “sneaiceanna le n-ithe le beoir.”  That led to a discussion of various other types of meat (besides “muiceoil“) whose Irish names are compound words ending in “-fheoil” or…

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Dhá Ainmhí Dhéag, Dhá Bhliain Déag, agus Cén Fhoirm den Alt? Posted by on Jan 27, 2014

(le Róislín) Seo (2014) Bliain an Chapaill de réir fhéilire na Síneach.  Agus cad faoi na blianta eile?  Agus na hainmhithe a bhaineanns leo?  So we’ve all heard that this (2014) is the Year of the Horse (Bliain an Chapaill) in the Chinese calendar.  But how would we say the other eleven Chinese years in…

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An tAsal ag Béiceach (nó ag Grágaíl … nó ag Búireach) Posted by on Sep 6, 2012

(le Róislín) Following up on the most recent blog, about hinnies hinnying or whinnying or neighing (aka ráinigh ag seitreach), I’ve looked a little further into equine noises.   “Béiceach” and “grágaíl” were mentioned last time, and here’s one more: “búireach.” All of these words have additional meanings as well, so they are not so specifically…

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