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The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:51 pm

And lets learn Happy New Year ----- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJQ6E51yLig
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby solidarity » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:50 pm

HwoodMike2umate wrote:Apologies folks, we havent been learning one word a week. I know who I blame.

One topical expression from a Christmas card I received yesterday -

"With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year"
"Beannachtai na Nollag agus na hAthbhliana"

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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:54 pm

With great difficulty. Likewise with the Irish/Gaelic for Holywood which is Ard Mhic Nasca - means High Ground of Mac Nasca who apparently was the Dad of St Laiseran.

The Latin name is easier to pronounce - Sanctus Boscus which means what it says - Holy Wood.
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 pm

But given that we have not been learning one word a week this link will help you learn 16 this weekend. Good luck. https://theculturetrip.com/europe/irela ... -language/
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:16 pm

Maybe we could propose HWM to Stormont as Ulster's "Irish Language Act".

They might buy that one and it could save a few million £££s that could be spent on teaching or health or whatever ... if they ever get their own act together ....




... sorry - wasn't thinking what I was typing their. That latter bit's never gonna happen. :duh: :duh:
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Shan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:40 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
... if they ever get their own act together ....


... sorry - wasn't thinking what I was typing their. That latter bit's never gonna happen. :duh: :duh:




Well it certainly won't happen when you still have folk happy to spout things like the below....

it could save a few million £££s that could be spent on teaching or health or whatever
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:02 pm

Good point well made sir. I will publicly berate the bold Cap'n G on the East Terrace tomorrow - on what is, Lest We Forget, DAY 4375.
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Rooster » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:05 pm

Shan wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
... if they ever get their own act together ....


... sorry - wasn't thinking what I was typing their. That latter bit's never gonna happen. :duh: :duh:




Well it certainly won't happen when you still have folk happy to spout things like the below....

it could save a few million £££s that could be spent on teaching or health or whatever
Strange thing is Shan it was previously deemed a waste of money by one of the SF ministers in relation to some costs that would occur.
An Act won't save it, what will is if people want to save it and speak it. Compulsory road signs etc only divide and will get defaced where not wanted by locals.
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Shan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:36 pm

Rooster wrote:Strange thing is Shan it was previously deemed a waste of money by one of the SF ministers in relation to some costs that would occur.
An Act won't save it, what will is if people want to save it and speak it. Compulsory road signs etc only divide and will get defaced where not wanted by locals.


It doesn't really matter what any SF person said. Money is not the issue here. It is simply a handy excuse when folk don't want to say that the real reason is because of the division itself.
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Kofi Annan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Gobshite
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Rooster » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:36 pm

Shan wrote:
Rooster wrote:Strange thing is Shan it was previously deemed a waste of money by one of the SF ministers in relation to some costs that would occur.
An Act won't save it, what will is if people want to save it and speak it. Compulsory road signs etc only divide and will get defaced where not wanted by locals.


It doesn't really matter what any SF person said. Money is not the issue here. It is simply a handy excuse when folk don't want to say that the real reason is because of the division itself.

Money is a serious issue, the cost of road signs alone is astronomical, not only do the signs need changed but the actual poles etc that hold them are not designed for the larger signs needed, same goes for public buildings as well.
At present is is a great wee excuse for SF and DUP both to use to keep themselves out of any difficult decisions on health and education.
That's why they give out about SOS Karen Bradley doing nothing, both would love it if she reformed health and education and she knows well what they are at.

Whole thing is a farce to keep the them'uns and us'uns happy
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:16 pm

Shan wrote:It doesn't really matter what any SF person said. Money is not the issue here.

It very much is AN issue, and to say otherwise is very naive. :roll:

Shan wrote:It is simply a handy excuse when folk don't want to say that the real reason is because of the division itself.

Goes without saying that the fools on the Hill will use any excuse ... :roll:

Kofi Annan wrote:Gobshite

... is Irish for ... ???
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby Frank » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:25 am

I've been away for a while since before peace broke out. I will assume from this thread title that everything is now back to normal, both cultures are now fully embracing each other's differences and Ulster are still crap at rugby.
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby WeeWorld » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 am

Shouldn't we also be learning a word of Ullans a week?
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Re: The Irish Language - Lets try & learn one word a week.

Postby big mervyn » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm

WeeWorld wrote:Shouldn't we also be learning a word of Ullans a week?

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