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Author:  Uill Wind [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:13 am ]
Post subject:  Focail an Lae

Niúdaimí Neádaimi a dainty person


Author:  Uill Wind [ Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Focail an Lae

Is there any interest here in people posting words and phrases that grab them in Irish. I love the words for describing people. gives you a great insight into the language and culture. Like the descriptions in the Dineen dictionary. You can read a lot into what was going on at the time . Tá súil agam go mbeidh suim ag daoine.

e.g. Lánúin, meaning couple. I understand comes from the observation that lovers tend to follow each other around and hang out together (lean- to follow)

I enjoy these sorts of things and will post some here from time to time for my own amusement if nothing else. if you have any?...

Author:  Redwolf [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Focail an Lae

Uill Wind wrote:
Is there any interest here in people posting words and phrases that grab them in Irish. I love the words for describing people. gives you a great insight into the language and culture. Like the descriptions in the Dineen dictionary. You can read a lot into what was going on at the time . Tá súil agam go mbeidh suim ag daoine.

e.g. Lánúin, meaning couple. I understand comes from the observation that lovers tend to follow each other around and hang out together (lean- to follow)

I enjoy these sorts of things and will post some here from time to time for my own amusement if nothing else. if you have any?...


I enjoy such things as well.

I'd question the idea that "lánúin" comes from "lean," however, given the very different pronunciation of "lean" and "lán." It would make more sense that it comes from "lán" (full).

Or perhaps the person was thinking of "leannán" (lover).

Redwolf

Author:  Redwolf [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focail an Lae

I love some of the terms for describing creatures as well:

Bóín Dé (God's Little Cow): Ladybug/Ladybird

Dámhán Alla (Little Wild Ox): Spider

And my all-time favorite:

Smugaile Róin (Seal Snot): Jellyfish

Redwolf

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