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From ‘fleasc’ to ‘fleiscín’ in Irish, or, What does a ‘wreath’ have to do with a ‘hyphen’ Posted by on Aug 20, 2015

(le Róislín) In the last blog, I made quite a point of saying that certain compound words include a ‘fleiscín‘ in Irish and others do not, all depending on the spelling of the words that happen to be joined together in a ‘comhfhocal.’ What pattern do you see in these examples, all of which are…

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Ó BB7B go GOA: Irish abbreviations (giorrúcháin) and textese (téacsais) Posted by on Apr 8, 2015

(le Róislín) As lives get more and more abbreviationized and acronymized in the English-speaking world, we may as well look at what’s happening in the Irish-speaking realm. Let’s start with the oldest one I know of — BB7B.  Its age is a reminder that using abbreviations, acronyms, and other space-saving approaches in writing isn’t a…

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