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Monday Night Irish Class, June 6, 2011
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Rang Gaeilge, 6ú lá Mí na Mheiteamh 2011

Tá bindealán ar mo ordóg. Throid mé an sábh agus bhuaig an sábh. There is a bandage on my thumb. I fought the saw and the saw won.

Warning labels

Amóinia — Ammonia
Eye irritant.
Keep out of reach of children.
Griog súl.
Coimeád as láimhe leanaí.

I looked at "Eye irritant" and mentally rewrote it as "Irritant of eyes." Immediately I thought: "That's a genitive plural."

súileyegs, npl súile, gpl súl

Bosca leictreach — Electrical box
Hazardous voltage inside.
Keep Out!
Can shock, burn, or cause death
Voltas guaiseach taobh istigh.
Fan Amach!
Is féidir turraing, nó dhó, nó bháis a fháil

baolach, contúireach, guaiseachhazardous, dangerous
fanstay, wait
or/nu:/

Bléitse — Bleach
Danger: Corrosive
May cause severe irritation or damage to eyes and skin.
Harmful if swallowed
Gábh: Creimneach.
Is féidir griog trom nó damáiste a dhéanamh do na súile agus don chraiceann
Díobhálach má tá slogta.




Taispeáin agus Inis — "Show and Tell"

One of the things we do in these classes is come up with examples of using Irish in the modern world. Frequently people bring in pop culture references about which I am clueless. I never heard of Justin Bieber until we read an Irish language article about him. However, this time I was able find an example of Irish about my world:

Trí Aithne na Róbataice Three Laws of Robotics
  1. Ní ceadmhach do róbat duine daonna a ghortú, ná ligeann do díobhil tarlú do dhuine de bharr a easpa gnímh.
  2. Caithfidh róbat aon ordú a thugann duine daonna dó a chomhlíonadh, seachas má thagann sin salach ar an chéad aithne.
  3. Caithfidh róbat a bheithsine a chosaint, seachas má thagann an cosaint sin salach ar an gcéad nó an dara aithne.
  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
easpalack
gníomhfunction, act, deedgs gnímh
líonfill
comhlíoncomplete, fulfill
tarcomepres. tagann
salachdirtyI was puzzled by tagann ... salach for "conflicts." The answer is that it means "run afoul."



Listening exercise and other discussion

fuilblood
gach (uile) áiteverywhere
..., arb as an oileán dó..., that was from the island to himpast copula in a dependent clause.
Bean a' tíwoman of the house
an bhliain seo chugainnnext year
comhthéacscontext
athrú intinnechange of mind
cabhrúhelp
thar oícheovernight
taithíexperiencef4
coiméadachconservative
leaganversion
Tá sé i bhfad ró-easca í a chur i mbosca.It is way too easy to put her in a box.
laochhero
tuiscinntunderstanding
gnáthshruthmain stream"usual stream"

Most of the above vocabulary came from our listening exercise, an Irish language podcast about Michelle Bachmann. At one point she was described as a laoch "hero" to her followers. Unfortunately, the recording was not good enough for us make out the Irish for what her detractors call her.


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