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Irish Class--Monday Night. October 1, 2007

Irish Class, October 1, 2007

My notes from Nick's Class.

We started with a little "math quiz"--Adding numbers of objects. Format

________ agus ________ sin ________ . E.g.

Trí bhád agus ceithre bhád sin seacht mbád.

Dhá cheann agus sé cinn sin ocht gcinn.

Then we talked about our neighborhoods.

General Vocabulary and Phrases
ceantar m1 district, region
áiseanna (sing. áis) f2 resources, conveniences, facilities
bruachbhaile suburb
baile mór big city/town
sráidbhaile small town

Adjectives
gnóthach busy
dainséarach dangerous
glórach noisy
alainn beautiful
sálach dirty
tionsclaíoch industrial
gruama gloomy
costasach expensive
stairiúil historic

Resources
gruagaire m4 hairdresser
ospidéal/otharlann hospital
siopa crua erraí hardware store
margadh pl. -aí m1 market
scoil pl. -eanna f2 school
pairc pl. -eanna f2 park
pairc súgartha playground
ionad center
ionad sláinte health center
siopa fiseánn video store
garáiste garage (mechanic)
teach scoite detached house
teach leath-scoite semi-detached house
teach roinnte divided house (duplex)
árasán apartment

Various Words and Phrases-- mostly from D'áit chónaithe
Tá sé ar síul. It is happening
comharsanna neighbors
amach is amach thoroughly
Aontaim I agree
Easaontaim I disagree
ráiteas m1 statement
den chuid is mó for the most part
furasta easy
éasca easy
faoi láthair at present
spiorad spirit
i measc an phobail among the people
cuidiú m4 help
cabhair gs. cabhrach f help
cúnamh m4 help
da chéile help
roinnt share, portion
dá cheile each other
fadhbanna problems
coireacth wickedness, crime
creachadóireacht vandalism
spraoithiomáint joy riding
Braith to feel, perceive
mothaigh to feel, perceive
sábháilte safe
le páistí a thógáil to raise children
Imeachtaí events
Bíonn…ar siúl are happening
Ba mhaith liom I would like
an chuid eile de mo shaol what's left of my life
a chaitheamh to use, spend, burn

More nouns with counting plurals.

bliain "year". Normal plural is blianta.

1 (aon) bhliain amháin
2 dhá bhliain
3 trí bliana
... ...
7 seacht mbliana
... ...
11 aon bhliain déag
12 dhá bhliain déag
13 trí bliana dhéag
... ...

déag is lenited after a vowel or a slender consonant, unless that consonant is a dental.


uair "hour". Normal plural is uairanta

1 (aon) uair amháin
2 dhá uair
3 trí uaire
... ...
7 seacht n-uaire
... ...
11 aon uair déag
12 dhá uair déag
13 trí uaire dhéag
... ...
n- eclipses a noun beginning with a vowel, as in seacht n-uaire.

Vocabulary and phrases from Paróiste idir dhá abhainn (A parish between two rivers)

labhair speak
Nuair a labhrann muid When we speak about
is é atá gceist that is in question
suite seated
cósta coast
cuan bay (as in Galway Bay)
Thart ar scór bliain ó shin About/around 20 years ago
ceann tuí traidisiúnta traditional thatched roof
seachas besides, except for
corr- (prefix) odd, unusual
teach pl. tithe house
feirm farm
dhá stór two story [house, building]
ceann slinne slate roof
nach mór almost
atá anois ann that are there now
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