Monday night Irish Class, March 21, 2011

Irish Class, March 21, 2011

Rang Gaeilge, 21ú lá Mí na Márta 2011

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Fadas: áéíóúÁÉÍÓÚ

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tosaigh begin
arís again
grúdaigh brew v
sin there, that is + in
B’in é that was Ba sin é
ba is the past and conditional of is, the copula
níos mó (is) bigger
An leabhar é sin? Is that a book
An é sin an leabhar? Is that the book
Cén fáth? Why? There is no Irish equivalent to “Why not?”
Is éan spideog. A robin is a bird. Note the two indefinite nouns.
In Irish you might say “Is éan é an spideog.” — “The robin is a bird.”
ar chapall on a horse specific, lenited
ar capall on horseback general, not lenited
glaoch call
crúcach hooked

séard ← is éard ← is é an rud


  1. An tubaiste núicléach é Fukushima? ‘Sea
    An é Fukushima an thubaiste núicléach is measa? Ni hé. Is é Chernobyl an tubaiste núicléach is measa.

    tubaiste disaster f4

  2. Ar spásaire é John Glenn? ‘Sea.
    Ar é John Glenn an chéad spásaire? Ní hé. Ba é Yuri Gagarin an chéad spásaire.

    spásaire spaceman m4

  3. An sliabh ard é Pikes’s Peak? ‘Sea.
    An é Pike’s Peak an sliabh is airde ar domhan? Ní hé.

    sliabh mountain m

  4. An abhainn fada é an Nile? ‘Sea.
    An é an Nile an abainn is faide sa domhan? Is é.

    abhainn river

  5. An lá fada é grianstad an tsamhraidh? ‘Sea.
    An é grianstad an tsamhraidh an lá is faide? Is é.

    day m
    grianstad solstice m4

Taispeáin agus Inis — “Show and Tell”

eite wing f4
filleadh bend, fold, return m1 = pilleach
fréamh root, source, origin f2 pl fréamhacha
glantachán earraigh spring cleaning
éinne anyone = aon duine
fághta left
smál stain, smudge, cloud, gloom, misfortune m1
gaimbíneachas usury, posturing
scannal scandal m1
pay, wages m4
fás gro
duine fásta adult
Feictear dom go bhfuil…. It seems to me that
Feictear di go bhfuil…. It seems to her that
dúshlán challenge, defiance

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