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29-03-2012, 21:05   #16
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My favourite Irish word is "neamhspleách" (independent)
I frequently use it completely out of context, just because of the way it sounds:
"<drops something heavy on toe> "oh neamhspleách!!!"
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29-03-2012, 21:10   #17
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What does it mean?
Presume it's suaimhneas- peace/tranquility

óinseach=female eejit and amadán- male eejit.
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My favourite Irish word is "neamhspleách" (independent)
Neamhspleách also means Freelance/Independence/Self Sufficient.
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29-03-2012, 21:55   #19
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"Suanas" is what happens when a special someone who loves you very much touches you in a special way and makes you feel very nice. The special someone could even be yourself!
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Means Elegant/Magnificent/Posh.
It can mean the above but in the North it means simply
"beautiful"....galánta
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rí rá agus ruaile buaile
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Recently came across the word 'plimp' which I think means a sudden crash or bang. I think I'm correct in saying when you add 'an' plus lenition it becomes 'an phlimp'. I love the way that sounds.

Also recently when reading Irish found the word for breeze - 'leoithne'. I'm not sure if I'm pronouncing it right but I've been saying it like lee-oath-ne which if somewhat accurate I think sounds very nice.

Maybe more learned learners can correct me if I'm wrong on the above.
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I like the word 'spleodar', it seems very onomatopoeic.

My favourite phrase is 'dá mba rud é', naturally
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I like the word 'spleodar', it seems very onomatopoeic.

My favourite phrase is 'dá mba rud é', naturally
What does Dá mba rud é mean? if?
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What does Dá mba rud é mean? if?
If it were a thing....

So 'dá mba rud é go raibh sé ag cur báistí, ní rachainn ag siúl'
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My 2nd favorite word has got to be Bainne (Milk).
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Recently came across the word 'plimp' which I think means a sudden crash or bang. I think I'm correct in saying when you add 'an' plus lenition it becomes 'an phlimp'. I love the way that sounds.

Also recently when reading Irish found the word for breeze - 'leoithne'. I'm not sure if I'm pronouncing it right but I've been saying it like lee-oath-ne which if somewhat accurate I think sounds very nice.

Maybe more learned learners can correct me if I'm wrong on the above.
I would think that you're dragging out the "ee" too long. Also, th is not pronounced in Irish as in English. I would say it "lyoh-neh" it is indeed a very nice word.
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"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah-ness"

Mmmmm..... "Suaimhneas"
Though I wouldn't translate it as peace/tranquility. It's more like "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah-ness". That's a much better translation

You can pronounce it either "Soooooooov-ness" (my fave) or "Seeev-ness".

I also love "Sult" with its t of lovely softness.
And "deacair". Any word that ends in a narrow r actually. Because I can show off my blas!
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You can pronounce it either "Soooooooov-ness" (my fave) or "Seeev-ness".
...not forgetting sue-i-nish
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Sneachta, feoil, agus ceapairi.
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