Irish Class, January 28, 2008
Go raibh maith agat, a Lou!
We started with a picture description exercise. Nick showed some pictures, and we described what we saw as Gaeilge
|ar siúl||happening||as in "What's happening?"|
|ina suí||sitting||"in her sitting" suigh sit (v)|
|ina shuí||sitting||"in his sitting"|
|ina suí||sitting||"in their sitting"|
|inár suí||sitting||"in our sitting"|
|dhá míle||two thousand|
|taobh||side, flank||m4 pl -anna|
|amuigh||out, outside, outer||static|
|istigh||in, inside, inner|
|madra donn||brown dog|
|cú||hound||m4 pl -nna|
|caora||sheep, ewe||gs, gpl -ch. Npl -oirigh|
We then had a listening exercise. Nick played (several times) a recording of a passage about going to the theater from lesson 17 in O'Siadhal. We were supposed to identify the verbs in each sentence as we heard it. This was quite difficult. We heard bhí (was) quite often, but the others were indistinct.
|faitíos||fear, worry||m1faitíos orm|
|fonn||desire, inclination||m1 fonn orm|
|dúirt||said||p of abair|
|fuair||got||p of faigh|
|fuair muid||we got||Connemara|
|Ní raibh sé a bhfad||It was not long|
We took another at the genitive worksheet from December 3, adding some more examples.
|fear||ainm fir||ainm an fhir|
|bord||méid boird||méid an bhoird|
|úll||méid uille||méid an uille|
|cat||ainm cait||ainm an chait|
|leabhar||méid leabhair||méid an leabhair|
For the rest of class we continued our reading of Gaeileoirí.