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Irish Class--Monday Night, January 4, 2010
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Rang Gaeilge, 4ú lá mí Eanáir 2010

Just two students this evening. The other one was the best student in our class (and a fellow Stanford grad).

Five Items: Correct using the genitive

  1. Tógadh an teach ar bharr an cnoc chnoic.
    The house is built on top of the hill.

    tógbuilt, raise aut. tógadh /to:gu:/

  2. Beidh ár seanathair ag ceartú do chuid choda Gaeilge.
    Our grandfather will correct your Irish.

    cuidpart, share, portiongen. coda
    GaeilgeIrishAlready a genitive.

  3. Tá an t-oileán an-fhuar, de réir an teirmiméadar teirmiméadair.
    The island is very cold, according to the thermometer.

    de réiraccording totakes genitive

  4. Is fearr leis an ngirseach an saghas seo an tseacláid na seacláide.
    The young girl prefers that kind of chocolate

    Is fearr le XX prefers
    saghaskind, sort+ gen.
    cineálkind, species, sort+ gen.
    sórtsort, kind, variety

    • Note that the definite article in an expression like "the X of the Y" only appear once in Irish, in the middle position.

  5. Cá bhfuil an príomhchathair an tír na tíre?
    Where is the capital city of the country?


Game

It took a while to figure out how this game (another of Wes's creations) worked, but it was actually quite simple once we understood it. Quite a bit of vocabulary. Being married to a fiber artist helped.

Tá mé trí na cheile.I am mixed up/confused.
cuisneoirrefrigerator
éadnadanbird cage
órgoldgen. óir
órgagolden
tuirnespinning wheelgs. tuirne, npl, gpl tuirní
abhrasyarnm1
Cé uaidh X?where is X from?
Cé hiad na XX?In what state are the XX?XX is a plural noun
éadachcloth, clothing, clothesgs éadaigh
píosa éadaighpiece of clothing
fíonghortvineyard
caorasheep
caorberry, ballpl caora
coirceogbeehive
beachbeepl beacha
cíor mhealahoneycomb
críathar mealahoneycomb
clódóirprinterm3

Final Exercise
faigh amachfind outvn fáil amach
déan amachwork out, figure outvn déanamh amach
taistiltravelv pres. taistealaíonn
taistealtravelnoun m1
Tá orainn fáil amach nuair thaistleoidh an ran go hÉireann. We have to find out when the class will travel to Ireland.