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Seachtain na Gaeilge: Day 4

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Dia daoibh!

Welcome back to the SnaG challenge! Today, we are getting poetic!

First, let's congratulate yesterday's winner: bob1745! Congratulations!

Challenge 4 - Dúshlán 4

Today's challenge is to write a poem

  • Challenge: Poem
  • Theme: Something/Someone/Somewhere I Love
  • Top Prize: 10 lingots for best poem

The theme is purposely vague so you are not limited! We recommend you write at least 4 lines and remember, poems don't necessarily have to rhyme.

Real World Mini-Challenge

Try changing your Google interface to Irish for the day!

Also, Also, keep tweeting as Gaeilge with the hashtags #SnaG2015, #duolingo and #Gaeilge!

I Want More

I know you do, so here you are:

Irish Song of the Day

Today's Irish song of the day is Amhrán na gCupán (The Cup Song/When I'm Gone as Gaeilge)

Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!

Bain triail aisti! Surprise yourself!

SnaG Day 3

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AoifeIRE
AoifeIRE
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Please correct me if I've made any mistakes.

FINSCÉALTA

Is aoibhinn liom finscéalta na hÉireann.

Na finscéalta faoi Fhionn Mac Cumhaill agus a eachtraí.

Na finscéalta faoi Aoife agus a drochdhraíocht.

Na finscéalta faoi Oisín agus a ghrá i dTír na nÓg.

Na finscéalta faoi Dheirdre agus a brón.

Na finscéalta faoi Labhraidh agus a chluasa asail.

Ach, cuireann siad brón orm

Mar, anois, ní páiste mé

Agus ní féidir le mo sheanmháthair iad a léamh dom.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo
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An fáinne geal an lae

an fhírinne a scagadh ón mbréag,
an bhréag,
imíonn sé agus táimid ag breathnú,
an fhírinne,
tá sé ag soilsigh romhainn.
Feicim é anois, an fáinne geal an lae.

an fhírinne a scagadh ón mbréag,
an bhréag,
roinneann sé gach duine ina gcairde nó naimhde,
an fhírinne,
aontaíonn sé iad i aontacht.
Feicim é anois, an fáinne geal an lae.

an fhírinne a scagadh ón mbréag,
an bhréag,
Arsa Sócraitéas: Is breá liom Platón,
an fhírinne,
Arsa Sócraitéas: ach is breá liom an fhírinne níos mó ná Phlatón.
Feicim é anois, an fáinne geal an lae.


I'm captivated by Fainne geal an lae and it set me off on this poem. But with more emphasis on the dawn than the illusion.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brixcouture

Sweet song rendition. The Aifric link doesn't work. :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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Thanks for that! It turns out that episode timed out on TG4 today, so I replaced the link with an episode that was broadcast more recently.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ballygawley
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The Irish song of the Day gave me tears, and now I have the chords, and I will perform it live before the end of the year ;.) Yipeee!

http://songsinirish.com/pop/amhran-na-gcupan.html

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MauriceReeves
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A bit of doggerel for the most important people in my life.

Is aoibhinn mo chlann

Is mo mhic Owen láidir agus deas

Is m' iníon McKenna cliste agus alainn

Is é mo bhean chéile an leath

Níos fearr dom

Déanann siad dom fear níos fearr

Mar sin, is aoibhinn mo chlann

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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Céilí dúilí

Táitníonn mo ghrian

Téann sí mo dhá chois créanna

Borrann a rian

Bíonn anfaí mar’ a spréanna


My notes:

  • Cois is a dual form of cos.
  • Mar’ is an elision of mara.
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deborahscnj

Often my reach exceeds my grasp, but I'll give it a go. Based loosely on the "lorica" of Saint Teresa of Avila

Ná cuireadh sin imni ort. Ná bíodh aon eagla ort.

Tá gach ceachtanna a gcuid ama. Beidh ceacht eile ag teacht.

Tá Día neamhathraitheach. Is fíor sin ach athríonn na n-aimsirí na mbriathar, urú is séimhiú, canúint is sineadh fada

Tá Naomh Pádraig ina chónaí sna Flaithis Mar sin, tá muid a sleachta. Táimid a lámha a scríobh na scéalta nua, a sníonn na tomhaiseanna a mhearbhall na daoine neamhcreidmheach is a bheannaigh ár n-iarrachtaí don daltaí

Is tríd ár súile go bhfeiceann Naomh Pádraig a bhealach chun ag roinnt ár dteanga, ár gcultúr agus ár scéalta grinn.

Go mbeadh siúd a leanúint orainn ag ghuí os ard "Nach raibh siad dílis go fíor"

Deborah

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EavanM

Is breá liom an Amhrán na gCupán as Gaeilge.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bob1745

Mise freisin!! :)

BTW you dont say AN amhrán na gcupán as the "na" of amhrán na gcupán already includes the original "the". Amhrán na gcupán literally means "the song of the cup"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EavanM

Oh, right, I should have remembered that. Genitive is something I'm only grasping slowly.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bob1745

ive been grasping it for over a month, believe me, im still grasping :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissZahrah
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Aisling

An fear dorcha

Snámhaenn sé liom

Mar codlaím

Deir sé dia duit agus slán

Codlaím liom

(Only just reached prepositions, so my vocabulary is still quite limited, but what an awesome contest!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kacord

titeann an sneachta / seadaíonn síocháin bhradach / beidh sé lodartha

3 years ago
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