Here’s part 3/5, where Seaghan and I mention some specific words, and pronunciations of words, that are particular to Munster Irish.
It’s only a 2 minute video, so of course this is just an introduction!
Here’s the list:
Words to note: srón = caincín (nose)
gluaisteán = cairt (car)
cáca = císte (cake)
canathaobh is used instead of cén fáth (why)
Pronunciations to note:
go hiontach pronounced go húntach (wonderful)
anseo = anso (here)
ansin = ansan (ther)
seo = so (but not after words ending in slender letter)
sin = san (but not after words ending in slender letter)
an mhí seo = this month (slender ending of “mí” means that “seo” is also slender)
an lá so = this day (broad ending of “lá”, “so” is also broad)
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Táim an-sásta go bhfuil spéis ag an oiread sin daoine sa Ghaeilge, agus san ábhar atá á chruthú agam.
After a brief 4 month hiatus (which you can read about, as Gaeilge, on RTÉ here), What the Focal!? is back.
Last November the wonderful Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh was kind enough to sit down with me and answer many many questions about Canúint na Mumhan, Munster Irish. Seaghan and I are both in America teaching Irish as Fulbright FLTAs.
This is just video one of FIVE… I’ll try and get the rest of them up in the next few weeks.