I wonder if "uaireadair" is literally "hour reader"? Does 'clock' use the same word?
No, it's literally "hour doer" or "time doer"
No, but good mnemonic! Clock is cloc.
Will somebody get james a watch?!?
When is ag used over à?
It's because 'iarraidh' begins with a vowel. Verbs beginning with consonants have a'. 'Ag ràdh' is the only exception. :)
Why are the Rs in uaireadair not peonounced like "th" like slender Rs are in other words?
It just depends on the speaker's accent. Some do, some don't :)