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Another Irish Word Beginning with the Letter ‘Y’ (‘Yólais’ as well as ‘yó-yó,’ etc.) Posted by on Aug 4, 2018

(le Róislín) A few years ago I ran a mionsraith of blagmhíreanna about Irish words that started with some of the litreacha neamhthraidisiúnta in the Irish alphabet, like v, w, x, and y (naisc thíos).  Among the few examples that we have for “y” are “yó-yó” (not surprisingly, just add the síneadh fada) and yaincín…

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Family Members, Christmastime — Irish Sentences to Identify the Baileys in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (and the Hatches) Posted by on Dec 12, 2016

(le Róislín) We’ve done a lot with “baill an teaghlaigh” and “gaolta teaghlaigh” in recent blogposts, so today’s post will combine matching up some family relationships in one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time, It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), in acknowledgement of the season. We’ve discussed the translation of the film’s title…

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An Briathar “Cloisteáil” (the verb “to hear”) agus Clásail Choibhneasta – agus Deireadh na Sraithe! Posted by on May 27, 2010

(le Róislín) No longer on the home stretch, we’re done!  This is the last installment of the “irregular verbs in relative clauses.”  Thanks again to mo léitheoir dílis cineálta, Áine, who first requested some treatment of relative clauses (agus a scríobh an oiread sin de nótaí deasa ó thosaigh an blag seo).  Perhaps it’s hard…

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