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Aistriúchán den Chomhrá le Nola, An Srónbheannach (A Translation of the Irish Dialogue with Nola)–Cuid 2/2  Posted by on Dec 7, 2015

 (le Róislín) As mentioned in the most recent blog post (nasc thíos), this is a continuation of the translation of my imaginary conversation, in Irish, with Nola, an srónbheannach bán tuaisceartach deireanach a bhí ina cónaí sa leathsféar thiar.   Ise an ceann baineann deireanach sa leathsféar thiar agus an ceann deireanach dena fospeiceas sa leathsféar…

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Aistriúchán den Chomhrá le Nola, An Srónbheannach (A Translation of the Irish Dialogue with Nola)–Cuid 1/2 Posted by on Dec 3, 2015

(le Róislín) Usually I write these blogs bilingually, but the imaginary conversation with Nola, the 4th-last Northern White Rhinoceros in the world, took on a life of its own in Irish.  So, for the benefit of newcomers to the language, I’ll do an interlinear translation here, with some vocabulary notes and pronunciation interspersed.  This blog…

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Chinese New Year in Irish: Cén tAinmhí (which animal) do 2015? Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

(le Róislín) Bliain Nua na Síneach agus Parthas na nGramadóirí.  Chinese New Year and this year, 2015, a grammarian’s paradise. Cén fáth?  Why? Because unlike previous years, 2015 offers us two, perhaps even three, animals as the symbol for the year. But choosing between animals would mostly be vocabulary, not grammar, right?  Like “sheep” vs…

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Cé mhéad “Shades of Gray” (Grey … Liath … Léith … de Grae, srl.)? Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

(le Róislín) I was recently reminded of a rather infamous episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, entitled “Shades of Gray.”  B’fhéidir gur cuimhin leat é. That got me thinking of other uses of the phrase, “Shades of Gray (Grey),” even aside from the current tie-in by E. L. James.  I’ve been pondering how to…

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Fáilte na Madraí Roimh Lennox (The Dogs’ Welcome to Lennox): Aistriúchán go Béarla (i gcodanna, cuid 1/3) Posted by on Jul 18, 2012

(le Róislín) As we come to the end of ár dtuairisciú of saga brónach Lennox, an madra ó Bhéal Feirste, this blog will include a couple of installments with a side-by-side English translation of the dogs’ dialogue.  The full original is at https://blogs.transparent.com/irish/failte-na-madrai-roimh-lennox-the-dogs-welcome-to-lennox/. Even though the comhrá itself is, ar ndóigh, imaginary, I’ve tried to make…

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Ó Abair An Léir Dhuit, Véarsa 4: Oh, Say Can You See, 4th (and final) verse (Amhrán Náisiúnta na Stát Aontaithe) Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

(le Róislín) The Irish expression for “to leave no stone unturned” is reasonably apropos here.  In Irish, it’s  not actually expressed as a negative injunction (“don’t leave it unturned”) but rather as a positive instruction (“turn” it, or more literally “search it”)   The phrase is “dóigh agus andóigh a chuardach,” literally “to search every…

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Ó Abair An Léir Dhuit: Oh Say Can You See (Amhrán Náisiúnta na Stát Aontaithe) Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

(le Róislín) As those of us sna Stáit Aontaithe transition from Lá na Brataí (14 Meitheamh) go Lá na Saoirse (i Meiriceá; 4 Iúil), this might be an apt time to try the American National Anthem in Irish.  It was translated long before the ongoing row as to whether “The Star-Spangled Banner” should be sung…

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