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28 Weird and Wonderful Irish Words

The Irish language always gets a boost at this time of year (that's why Duolingo launched the Irish course in March!), even in places where the phrase Seachtain na Gaeilge has never been uttered. The media coverage, even in Ireland, is sometimes a bit embarrassing, so I was pleasantly surprised to come across this article on Mental Floss describing some interesting words in Irish, with what might be considered a typical clickbait title, but that presents actual (if unusual) words as Gaeilge, and makes a good effort at explaining some actual issues of usage, while making note of the fact that English speakers have great difficult pronouncing Irish words, and that the pronunciation guidelines really are just guidelines!

28 Weird and Wonderful Irish Words

1 year ago

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Thank you for sharing! That was an interesting and entertaining list of words!

1 year ago

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Thank you! I like "ragaire" best...

1 year ago

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Great stuff, thanks.

3 months ago

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Go raibh Maith agat

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ROSE4466

hi

1 year ago
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