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A podcast by, and for, Irish language improvers. Tá an podchraoladh seo dátheangach. Gaeilge agus Béarla. http://podbeag.ie

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A podcast by, and for, Irish language improvers. Tá an podchraoladh seo dátheangach. Gaeilge agus Béarla. http://podbeag.ie

    Focail Ghaeilge in English

    Focail Ghaeilge in English

    Bíonn mo bhean chéile míshásta liom mar úsáidim "wan" in ionad "one" as Béarla. But where does that unusual pronunciation of one come from?

    It got me thinking what other words do we use that may come from Irish? So I did some research and here are some words that we use regularly that may, or just as likely may not, have come from Irish.

    • 4 min
    Conas Goodbye a rá

    Conas Goodbye a rá

    Everybody knows Slán means goodbye. Ach cad is brí le "Slán" i ndáiríre?


    Slán means healthy, well, good, safe, perfect, intact and, quite aptly for these times can even mean, immunity. 

    • 1 min
    Logainm

    Logainm

    We are all, currently, stuck within our 5km, being reintroduced to the places near us. This episode covers words commonly used in Irish place names. Two great resources are the book "That Place We Call Home" by John Creedon and Logainm.ie


    Some common words used in place names include


    Knock - cnoc - Hill

    Bally - baile - homestead

    Lis - lios - ringfort

    Moore - mór - big

    Beg - beag - small

    Lough - loch - lake

    Carrig - carraig - rock

    Clon - cluain - meadow

    Derry - doire - oak grove

    Glen - gleann - valley

    Drom - hill / ridge

    Kill - cill - church

    Sliav - sliabh - mountain

    Don - dún - fort

    Rat - rath - fort

    Bel - beal - mouth/opening

    Ath - átha - ford

    Clough - cloch - stone

    Ma - maigh - plain

    Clon - cluain - meadow

    Tra - trá - beach

    • 5 min
    Conas taoi?

    Conas taoi?

    Conas atá tú? When visiting the Gaeltacht, or speaking to a proficient speaker, it's best to greet them in a natural way. In this episode we will be using a map to see how to correctly greet someone in different Gaeltacht areas.

    https://twitter.com/coistenabhfocal/status/549283529818116096

    • 2 min
    Comhrá le Seán Ó Crónín

    Comhrá le Seán Ó Crónín

    San eagrán seo táim ag caint le mo chara Seán Ó Crónín. Is fear suimiúil é agus thosaigh sé ag foghlaim Gaelainn aríst anuraidh. From time to time I intend to interview someone like Seán to see why they are interested in Irish and to see what encouragement or tips they can give.

    • 8 min
    Gaelainn na Mumhan

    Gaelainn na Mumhan

    Tá níos mó ná canúint amhaín i nGaeilge. In this episode I'll explain some differences between Munster Irish and the other 2 (or is it 3?) dialects.

    • 5 min

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