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Irish Words for Dishes Using Turkey Leftovers: 25 Frása i nGaeilge Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

(le Róislín) For this challenge, I’ve eliminated some from the original list of 36 in the 2014 blogpost (nasc thíos), if they just have the word “turcaí” and some other culinary term in Italian or some other language (like “lasagna turcaí” or “turcaí tetrazzini“).  For the remaining 25, listed below, can you fill in the…

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Terms for Family Relationships in Irish — Gaolta Teaghlaigh Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

(le Róislín) As we approach two major holiday seasons, Lá an Altaithe (i Meiriceá) and An Nollaig (go hidirnáisiúnta), many people will be traveling great distances to spend time with their families (a dteaghlaigh).  So let’s take break from looking at leasghaolta (steprelationships), as we’ve done in the recent blogposts, and look at the broader…

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Dóigheanna le Prátaí a Réiteach (Irish Terms for Ways to Prepare Potatoes) Posted by on Nov 26, 2015

Potatoes may be popular all year around, but in the U.S., they are especially popular in late November, for Lá an Altaithe.  At this time, many American families will serve two or three types of potatoes with the Thanksgiving meal, and I’ve even heard of up to four types at one meal.  The two types…

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Tuilleadh Cainte ar Thurcaithe (Some Irish Vocabulary for ‘Talking Turkey’) Posted by on Nov 20, 2015

(le Róislín) In a recent blog post, I referred to a short article on turkeys written in the Irish-language online newsletter, Líon an Dúlra (Eagrán 6, Geimhreadh 2013).   Here, I thought we could look at a bit more “turkey” vocabulary, based on the article, and do a short Q & A.  I’ll also add some…

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Cén Ghaeilge atá ar … wattle? (Stór focal in am do Lá an Altaithe) Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

(le Róislín) When we describe parts of a turkey’s body, it’s easy enough to reference cosa (feet / legs), sciatháin (wings), cleití (feathers), tail (eireaball OR ruball), ceann (head), and gob (beak).  These would be widely found on other animals, and to some extent, people (cosa and ceann, with sciatháin doubling for arms and gob…

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Tar éis an turcaí, céard a bheas agat? An fuílleach! (the leftovers) Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

(le Róislín) An lá tar éis Lá Altaithe 28 Mí na Samhna i mbliana).  Many households in America will be wondering what to do with “na fuílligh,” especially “an turcaí.”  In my experience, the brúitín, líonadh, agus súlach don’t last very long after any meal! Here are some ideas for foods you can make using…

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Saying “Thank You,” “Thanks” and “Thanksgiving” in Irish Posted by on Nov 25, 2012

(le Róislín) Some of you might remember previous discussions of Irish terms for “thanking” and “giving thanks” (URLanna thíos).  As we’ve discussed before, Googling the term “Thanksgiving Day” in Irish is not likely to bring up a huge number of hits, since it’s not an Irish holiday.  Nevertheless, it’s widely celebrated in the United States…

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