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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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Ceiliúradh Lá na Saoirse sna Stáit Aontaithe (Independence Day) Posted by on Jul 7, 2009

(le Róislín) Here are some of na himeachtaí (the events) that typically happen ar Lá na Saoirse:   1. Beárbaiciú: borgairí, brocairí teo, borgairí soighe do na veigeatóirí Curiously, at least to me, the Irish for “hot dog” isn’t based on the word “dog,” (which would be “madra”), but on “brocaire” (a terrier).    2…

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