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Irish Words Starting with ‘w’ (dornán beag ach dornán acu ann!) Posted by on Sep 9, 2015

(le Róislín) Bhuel, let’s start by saying there aren’t many words in Irish that start with “w”, since like “v,” this letter was not traditional in the Irish alphabet.  But times change, languages change, and there are now at least a few words to note. I’ll also mention in passing that a fair number of…

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From ‘vacsaín’ to ‘vuinsciú’ and some other Irish words that start with ‘v’ Posted by on Sep 5, 2015

(le Róislín) From the English perspective, there’s nothing particularly unusual about words starting with the letter ‘v.’  After all, we can go from “vacancy” (casual, or otherwise, noted with homage to JKR) to “vyingly,” without batting a “fabhra” (eyelash). But the traditional Irish alphabet did not include the letter “v,” so most words you’ll find…

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