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Deir Tusa ‘Slán,’ Deirimse ‘Haló’ (Saying ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’ in Irish, Cuid a hAon: Hello) Posted by on May 24, 2013

(le Róislín) Ever wonder what to say first in an Irish conversation?  Or how to wrap it up?  In this blog, we’ll look at various greetings in Irish.   The next blog will cover goodbyes, that is, unless there’s another blog in between, with more greetings, or at least direct address forms of names, since you’ll…

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Diamaint (Sa Spéir? Ar Bhonn do Bhróige?) Posted by on Jun 2, 2012

Seems like this would be an interesting time to discuss geamchlocha, given the Iubhaile and all that.  So let’s start with the diamond, which is “an diamant” in Irish, a fairly clear-cut cognate to the English, and for that matter, to the Latin “adamas,” which can also mean “adamant,” originally a noun meaning an impenetrably…

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