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Monday Night Irish Class, April 18, 2016
Carleton 3 Oaks S
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Rang Gaeilge, 18ú lá mí Aibreáin 2016

Seanfhocal

Is minic go ndearna scuab tellaigh achrann idir bhean mhic agus máthair chéile. A little thing often makes strife between a son's wife and [her] mother-in-law. "It is often that a fireplace broom makes strife between a son's wife and [her] mother-in-law."
tellachfireplace, hearthgs tellaigh
[Is é] Cothú na doininne soineann na hoíche.The calm of the night is the nourishment of the storm.Note word order different from English.
soinneanfair weather, calm
doinneanstormy weather, stormf2 gs doininne
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Monday Night Irish Class, April 11, 2016
Guinness Dark Side
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Rang Gaeilge, 11ú lá mí Aibreáin 2016

Seanfhocal

An té a shantaíonn an t-iomlán, is minic a chaillean sé a chuid.The one who desires/covets everything often loses his portion.
Is fearr an mhaith a déantar agus a maítear ná an mhaith nach ndéantar agust nach maítear.It is better to do the good thing and claim credit for it than not to do it and not to claim it.
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Monday Night Irish Class, March 28, 2016
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Rang Gaeilge, 28ú lá mí na Márta 2016

Seanfhocail

an té a dhéanann an poll titeann sé ann.Whoever makes the hole, falls in it.= "you've made your bed, now lie in it."
a dhéanannthat makesDirect relative clause. Could also use a dhéananns
Beidh rd ag an sárachán nuair a bheid an náireachán folamh.The climber will have something when the shy person has nothing.
sárachánclimber, thruster, careerist
náireachánbashful/shy person
folamhempty
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Monday Night Irish Class, March 21, 2016
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Rang Gaeilge, 21ú lá mí na Márta 2016

Seanfhocail

Is iomaí craiceann a chuireas a oige diYouth goes through many phases."Youth sheds many a skin"
iomaímany
craiceannskin
cuireasputs, shedsVar pres of cuir de/do (cuireann)
s trom an t-ualach an fhalsacht.Laziness is a heavy burden
falsachtfalsehood, laziness
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Monday Night Irish Class, March 14, 2016
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 14ú lá mí na Márta 2016

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Ní thig leat cloigeann críonna a chur ar cholainn óg.You cannot put a wise head on a young body
thigcan, be able tovar pres of tar "come"
cloigeannskull, headm
críonnawise, prudent
cholainnbodyf
Is [níos] éasca dha shimléar a a dhéanamh na tine a choineáil i gceann acu It is easier to make two chimneys than to keep a fire in one of them.
simléarchimney
éascaeasy
coinneáilkeepingvn of coinnigh "keep, maintain"
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Monday Night Irish Class, March 7, 2016
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 7ú lá mí na Márta 2016

Seanfhocal

Sháraigh na mná Harry Stottle, is sháraigh Harry Stottle an diabhalWomen were beyond Aristotle, and he was cleverer than the Devil.
Harry StottleAristotle(!)
sáraighovercome, pass a limit, ...
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Monday Night Irish Class, February 29, 2016
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 29ú lá mí Feabhra 2016

Seanfhocal

Tá saol an mhadra bháin aige.He has it made, he has it easy."He has the life of the white dog (old dog?)."
An té a bhuailfeadh mo mhadra bhuailfeadh sé mé féinLove me, love my dog."He who would hit my dog would hit me."
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February 29
Carleton Goodsell
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From Gilbert & Sullivan on Leap Day

For some ridiculous reason, to which, however, I’ve no desire to be disloyal,
Some person in authority, I don’t know who, very likely the Astronomer Royal,
Has decided that, although for such a beastly month as February, twenty-eight
days as a general rule are plenty,
One year in every four, its days shall be reckoned as nine and twenty
.

Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert & Sullivan 1880
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Monday Night Irish Class, February 22, 2016
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 22ú lá mí Feabhra 2016

Buidéal Beorach

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Monday Night Irish Class, February 8, 2016
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 8ú lá mí Feabhra 2016

Seanfhocal

Bhéarfadh súgán cátha chun dlí thú, is ní thabharfadh slabhra iarainn thar n-ais thú! it is easy to get entangled with the law and very hard to get back out of the entanglement.
súgán cátharope of chaff
slabhra iarainniron chain

Adjectives

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Monday Night Irish Class, February 1, 2016
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 1ú lá mí Feabhra 2016

Seanfhocal

Cuireann duine snaidhm lena theanga nach bhfuasclóidh a fhiacla.A person ties a knot with his tongue that his teeth cannot loosen.He gets married.
Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach.Better luck next time."Power will have another day" ["Power" is not anyone in particular]
an rud nach binn le duine ní chluineann sé é.The thing that is not sweet [to the ear] is not heard.

Adjectives

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Monday Night Irish Class, January 11, 2016
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Rang Gaeilge, 11ú lá mí Eanáir 2016

Seanfhocal

Is beag an aibhleog a lasann tine mhór.A small coal lights a big fire
Is doimhin é poll an amhrais.Deep is the hole of doubt.

Adjectives

  • Cé acu Captaen spásloinge is glice, Kirk nó Picard? Tá Picard níos glice ná Kirk./Is glice Picard ná Kirk.

  • Ainnmnigh fear atá níos deise ná Donald Trump? Tá Will níos deise ná Donald Trump.

  • Cé acu beoir is áitiúla, Summit nó Guinness?

  • Cé acu cathair is fairsinge, San Francisco nó Los Angeles

  • Cé acu cathair is ísle, Denver nó Charleston

  • Ainnmnigh scannán atá níos stairiúla ná Braveheart? Tá Apollo 13 ....


Nuacht ó na stáit

Tógadh níos mó ná céad mac léinn go dtí hospidéil mar réamhchúram ó scoil Horace Mann i ndiaidh fuarthas amach méideanna ard aonocsaíde carbóin. [IL]

Tá crann Nollag na priomhchatrach saorga sa bhliain seo, agus tá sé ar taispeáint i Halla Cuimhneacháin. [ND]

D'oscail arís Roinn na leabhar annamha Leabharlainne Poiblí i ndiadh ráig múscáin. [MA]




An Fhondúireacht

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Conquest
Titanic
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Monday Night Irish Class, December 7, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 7ú lá Mí na Nollag 2015

Seanfhocal

Ní haon ualach léann.Learning is not any burden.
Cuid an daimh den eadra.Somebody who is not contributing to the work at hand."The role of the ox in the mornng milking."

Adjectives

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No, they were not predicting an ice age.
Earth on fire, environment
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What were climate scientists predicting in the 1970s?

The fact is that around 1970 there were 6 times as many scientists predicting a warming rather than a cooling planet.
Their papers showed that the growing amount of greenhouse gasses that humans were putting into the atmosphere would cause much greater warming – warming that would exert a much greater influence on global temperature than any possible natural or human-caused cooling effects.

St. Nicholas
Ulfilas, gothic
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From St. Peter's List.

That Day again
business, idolatry, golden calf
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Seems especially bad this year.
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On a lighter note:
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I hope I can stay out of all stores today. My goal for the day is not to spend a dime, but I may have to get gas for one of our cars.

Prepped the Turkey
Guinness Dark Side
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Monday Night Irish Class, November 23, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 23ú lá Mí na Samhna 2015

Seanfhocal

Sceitheann fíon fírinneThe truth comes out after a bit of drink."Wine vomits truth."
Ní breac é go mbíonn sé ar an bportDon't count your chickens before they are hatched."It is not a trout until it is on the (river)bank."

Noun Gender — Common patterns

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