Monday night Irish class, October 4, 2010

Irish Class, October 4, 2010

Rang Gaeilge, an 4ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2010

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First night as a member of Will’s class!

“Show and Tell”

  1. Is mór an onóir dom gur ceapadh mé sa ról seo ina bhfuil an oiread sin suime agam.
    [… sa ról seo a bhfuil an oiread sin suim ann.]

    It is a great honor to me to be appointed in this role in which I have that great amount of interest.

    onóir honor
    ceap think, appoint p aut ceapadh
    sa ról seo in this role
    oiread amount
    suim interest g suime

  2. 20 bliain go cothrom ó rinneadh an Ghearmáin a athaontú

    cothrom even, fair
    rinneadh made
    athaontú reunion

    Tá an Ghearmáin ag ceiliúradh athaontú na tíre a tharla cothrom an lae inniu fiche bliain ó
    shin. Is í Angel Merkel , a rugadh agus a tógadh in oirthear na Gearmáine roimh thitim bhalla
    Beirlín, atá i gceannas ar na himeachtaí comórtha is ceiliúrtha. Tá tús áite sna himeachtaí ag
    Bremen agus bhailigh na scórtha mílte ansin chun a léiriú a lúcháir go ndearnadh an tír a
    athaontú.

    ceiliúradh celebration
    tarlaigh happen, occur
    inniu today
    an lae inniu
    ceannas sovereignty, authority
    imeacht departure
    ceiliúrtha celebrated va
    áit place gs áite [?]
    bailigh collect, gather
    scór score pl scórtha
    milte thousands
    chun to, towards
    léirigh beat down, subdue
    léiriú clarification, illustration
    chun a léiriú in order to show/demonstrate
    lucháir joy, exultation

Listening and Translation Exercise

We listened to Stoite several times.
We had a transcript with a lot of the words blanked out. Our first task was to fill in the blanks. I did not
do well at this. After that we translated it. Looking up the words was (mostly) easy. Putting them
together to make sense of the poem was harder. I commented: Tuigim na focail. Ní thuigim an dán.

Stoite “Uprooted”
aithreacha fathers pl of athair
achrann tangle, entanglement
saol life
coraíocht wrestling f3
carraig rock f2 pl carreacha
aiteas pleasantness, fun m1
orthu on them ar
tráth hour, time, day
ab ??
eol known (?)
dóihbh to/for them do
caoin gentle, smooth (a)/ cry (v)
úir earth, soil f2
ceart right m1
bain ceart de
neart strength, power m1
dúil element f2 gpl dúl
tóg raise, build
siúd, úd yon, yonder like seo,
sin
claí dike, wall, fence m4
fál hedge, fence, wall, barrier m1
mair live, last, survice
ina dhiadh after “in his afterness”
coinnigh keep
buan permanent
Sinne we emphatic
clann children, offspring, descendants gs clainne
dúinn to us
éigean force, necessity
Dúinn is éigean it is necessary for us, we have to
áras habitation, house m1
ó from, since
leag set, lower (v) cond. leagfadh
cíos rent
braon drop
go fóill yet, still
carnán (small) heap, mound
trodán file (for papers)
ualach load, burden
deannach dust gs deannaigh
inár ndiadh after us

The poet is saying that his ancestors were farmers, who wrestled a
living from the stony soil and made houses and stone walls as a
permanent monument to their work. The author and his fellows are
government bureaucrats, who will leave only a pile of papers after them.

Dom Féin
ciall sense gs céille, ds
céill
feasta from now on, henceforth
leathchéad 50 “half hundred”
tréan strong man, warrior, strength,
intensity
m1
ribe hair (a single hair)
blaosc eggshell (skull)
meigeall goatee
aósta aged, old
glac accept cond glacfadh

Quiz Question

Cén t-ainm atá ar an bainisteoir sa clár teilifíse The man from Uncle?. Alexander Waverley

Misc. vocabulary

sraith series
iníon altrama foster daughter
ilchríoch continent f2

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