WTF!? Common Mistakes

Some common mistakes when learning Irish. Thóg sé blianta orm roinnt de na botúin seo a aithint i mo chuid cainte…  Hoping to help some fellow learners by pointing them out!

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WTF!? Internet & Gaeilge | Twitter, Ríomhacadamh, Kevin Scannell, Firefox [part 3 of 4]

Is Twitter availabe in Irish?
WHO is Kevin Scannell?
What’s the Ríomhacadamh?
Why switch your social media to Irish?

Part 3 of a 4 part series about using t’Internet and social media i nGaeilge.

✦Naisc/ Links✦
Eoin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/murchadhmor
Kevin Scannell’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/kscanne
Kevin Scannell’s website: https://cadhan.com/

What the Focal!? Conradh na Gaeilge

Part 1 and 2 of What the Focal!? Conradh na Gaeilge

We’ve all heard of Conradh na Gaeilge/ An Cumann Gaelach/ The Gaelic League… but what do these names mean? An what do the organisations do?

Aodhán Ó Deá, a friendly Conradh na Gaeilge employee, was kind enough to sit down with me and lay out the facts.

(SORRY about the humming in the audio… Is gligín mé! úps)

 

And Part 2:

✦Naisc/ Links✦
CnaG: http://www.cnag.ie
PEIG: https://peig.ie/

WTF!? Placenames Part 3 (Logainmneacha)

✦WORD (Anglicisation) meaning✦
ARD (ard) hill
ÁTH (ath) ford
BAILE (bally) town
BÉAL(bel) mouth
…BEAG (beg) small
BÓTHAR (batter/boher) road
BUN (bun) bottom
CARN (carn/ cairn ) heap of stones
CARRAIG (carrick) a rock
CILL (kil) church
COILL (kil) forest
CLUAIN (clon)
CNOC (knock) a hill
DOMHNACH (Donny/ Downey)
DROIM (Drom/ Drum)
DÚN (Dun/ Don) Fort/ palace
FIONN (Finn) fair/ clear/ white (colours are mad yokes)
GLEANN (Glen) glen/ valley
INIS (inish/ ennis) island
LEITIR (letter) hillside
LIOS (lis) ring fort
LOCH (loch) a lake
MUILEANN (mullin) a mill
MULLACH (mullagh/ molly/ mulla/ mala) a hill
RÁTH (rath) circular fort
RUA (roe) red
BÁN (bawn) white
DUBH (duff) black
SEAN (shan) old
SLIABH (slieve) mountain
TRÁ (tra) strand/ beach

 

Logainm.ie is the site I kept mentioning throughout the video, and the one I use for translating people’s addresses from English to Irish so that I can send them letters.

This amazing glossary shows words commonly found in Irish placenames, and distribution maps of where the placenames are.
logainm_gluais

 

Also even Wikipedia pages often feature the original Irish names, as well as an English explanation of the meaning.

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Cluain Meala on Logainm here. What are your favourite placenames?

I said An Post can sometimes not be the best and letters can be delayed or have “incorrect address” written on them, or be translated to English.

But for the most part I do get my letters and parcels, even from private couriers. Also I am writing this on a laptop that was successfully and speedily delivered by An Post go dtí mo sheoladh!

The rest of the What The Focal videos can be found here.

✦Naisc/ Links✦

Facebook: https://www.fb.com/miseciara
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/miseciara
Logainm.ie https://www.logainm.ie/ga/
Twitter https://twitter.com/logainm_ie
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/logainm.ie

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WTF!? Logainmneacha

Part 2 of 3 about Irish Placenames is up on YouTube! If you missed Part 1, it’s here.

Here’s the list of commonly-found words I discuss in the video:

✦WORD (Anglicisation) meaning✦
BUN (bun) bottom
CARN (carn/ cairn ) heap of stones
CARRAIG (carrick) a rock
CILL (kil) church
COILL (kil) forest
CLUAIN (clon)
CNOC (knock) a hill
DOMHNACH (Donny/ Downey)
DROIM (Drom/ Drum)
DÚN (Dun/ Don) Fort/ palace
FIONN (Finn) fair/ clear/ white (colours are mad yokes)
GLEANN (Glen) glen/ valley
INIS (inish/ ennis) island
LEITIR (letter) hillside
LIOS (lis) ring fort
LOCH (loch) a lake

 

ALSO I found this amazing glossary on Logainm.ie that shows words commonly found in Irish placenames, and distribution maps of where the placenames are. Pretty groovy.

Buíochas arís le Foras na Gaeilge as tacú leis na físeáin seo!

le tacaíocht

 

What the Focal!? 🎃 Oireachtas na Samhna

As Halloween approaches I tried to explain an tOireachtas in a WTF!? video! 👻

(🎃 Tá Oíche Shamhna ceapaithe bheith scanrúil right?)

It only took seven and a half minutes…

Naisc

►Videos of some of the competitions:
Agallamh Beirte anseo
Lúibíní anseo
Sceitsí anseo
Amhráin Saothair anseo
Sean-nós dancing (the competition is called Steip) anseo

►Rubberbandits at the Oireachtas anseo. Bhí sé iontach!

►Teanglann.ie, for pronunciation and grammar of the word “Oireachtas”

Foclóir.ie gives An tOireachtas a great mention too:oireachtas

►To vote for me in the Gradaim Chumarsáide:
Text GRADAM103 to 57003 or 60999 from NI/UK
Eolas anseo

►Naisc an Oireachtais/ Oireachtais links:
An tOireachtas website
An tOireachtas Twitter
An tOireachtas FB
Android App
Apple App

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