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Téarmaí Turcaí (Turkey Terms in Irish):  Wattles, Caruncles and Snoods — Oh My! Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

(le Róislín) Well, the picture above may look like an Ood from Doctor Who, but this actually is a well-wattled turkey, so it will contribute to our seasonal “téama Lá an Altaithe.”  “Lá an Altaithe” is “Thanksgiving.”  We’ve looked at basic turkey terminology in various previous posts, so this one will look at three specific…

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Irish Pronunciation Roundup for the Blog on “Carancailí an Turcaí” Posted by on Nov 9, 2015

(le Róislín) In the last blog, we looked at caruncles, wattles, snoods, and dewlaps, words which are almost as intriguing in English as they are in Irish.  A few of the Irish terms we used might deserve a little further attention for pronunciation: fiafhás [FEE-uh-AWSS; the second “f” is silent], outgrowth, excrescence (lit. large or outsize…

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Cén Ghaeilge atá ar … wattle? (Stór focal in am do Lá an Altaithe) Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

(le Róislín) When we describe parts of a turkey’s body, it’s easy enough to reference cosa (feet / legs), sciatháin (wings), cleití (feathers), tail (eireaball OR ruball), ceann (head), and gob (beak).  These would be widely found on other animals, and to some extent, people (cosa and ceann, with sciatháin doubling for arms and gob…

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Cad Is *Turlaicín Ann? (Discussing ‘Turducken’ in Irish) Posted by on Nov 18, 2011

(le Róislín) Más neamhchoitianta agus réasúnta nua an bia sin “tófurcaí,” a bhí sa bhlag is déanaí, cén t-ainm a bheadh air seo – turcaí agus lacha agus sicín?  *Turlachín, an ea?  Ní hea, ní bheadh sa rud sin ach “turcaí” agus “lachín” (duckling).  “*Turlaicín,” mar sin, is dócha, más fiú Gaeilge a chur air. …

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