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The Taste of the Food (from a hamster’s viewpoint): Blas an Bhia (ó radharc hamstair) agus Cleachtadh leis an Tuiseal Ginideach Posted by on May 18, 2019

(le Róislín) Last time we looked at different foods (bianna éagsúla) that hamsters can and can’t eat and practiced the Irish vocabulary for 35 different edible items (nasc thíos/link below). This time we’ll look at those same foods and determine if they are “Neam-neam!” or “Uch!” Of course, there could be a third category, foods…

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Mí na Bealtaine: May, Mothers, Memorial, Mint Juleps, and Macaroons! Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

(le Róislín) OK, so what do all those words in the title have in common besides, starting with the letter “M” in English?  Well, May, Mothers and Memorial (in the U,S.) are a shoo-in — holidays (laethe saoire) during the month of May (mí na Bealtaine).  So are Macaroons and Mint Juleps.  Maybe I should…

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Cén sórt éin? Cén sórt crainn? — Learning Irish from the Christmas Carol ‘Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag’ (12 Days of Christmas) Posted by on Dec 20, 2016

 (le Róislín) Cén sórt éin mé?  Cén sórt crainn a bhfuil mé ann?  Yes, you’ve probably guessed the answers, given the season that’s in it.  The bird is a partridge and the tree is the pear tree from the Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” In a whole slew of previous blogposts, we’ve looked…

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Na Cluichí Oilimpeacha ó A go Z (An Olympics Alphabet in Irish) Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

(le Róislín) Since de réir aibítre is a fun and convenient way to look at the information about almost any topic, I figured an A to Z guide to the Olympics would be a useful and timely blogpost. Tricky thing, though, is that 8 letters of the English alphabet are not traditionally part of aibítir…

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A Brief Visit with ‘An Tuiseal Ginideach’ Plus a ‘Mioncheistiúchán’ (showing possession or adding description in Irish, plus a little quiz) Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

(le Róislín) Before we completely move away from the “samhradh, samhraidh, an tsamhraidh, and samhraí” theme and the related vocabulary covered in recent blogposts (naisc thíos), I thought it would fun to look at a nice succinct list of examples of “an tuiseal ginideach” (the genitive case), based on Liam Ó Muirthile’s own description of…

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Five More Irish Names for Boys – Seán, Séamas, Seosamh, Liam, Mícheál, Pt. 2: Séamas, Seosamh Posted by on Apr 10, 2016

(le Róislín) Continuing our coverage of Irish personal names, this blogpost will look at “Séamas” and “Seosamh.”  Beidh na hainmneacha “Liam” agus “Mícheál” sa chéad bhlagmhír eile. “Séamas” and “Seosamh” make an interesting pair, pronunciation-wise, because even though they both start with the same letter, a slender “s,” in their basic form, the sounds vary…

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Naoimh, Neimhe, Néimhe, and Nimhe  — and what does any of this have to do with Saint Patrick?  (Cuid 1 as 2) Posted by on Mar 20, 2016

(le Róislín) Well, to answer the title question, the St. Patrick connection will primarily be in the first of the four words in the title, “naoimh.” You might remember that in the most recent blog (nasc thíos), we looked at these five words: naomh, neamh, neamh- (the prefix), Niamh, and nimh, meaning, in order: saint…

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