Irish Proverbs and Irish Accents (#726)
We chat about Irish sayings and proverbs in their original Irish, how to pronounce them and what they mean in English. Also, three very beautiful Irish songs in their original Irish. Hope you enjoy!
In today’s episode we chat about all things Irish – the Irish language that is! The first letter looks at Irish sayings and proverbs in their original Irish, how to pronounce them and what they mean in English. We then go on to examine how local Irish accents changed how one Irish surname was anglicised in different parts of the island. We also feature three very beautiful Irish songs in their original Irish. Hope you enjoy!
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The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).
Played or Mentioned in this Show:
The following letters were mentioned in this show:
- Irish Sayings: Is there Room for the Irish Language in your Life? In this letter, we look at a few old Irish sayings that are special to us both. We talk about the Irish language and what it means to people.
- Have Your Heard Your Name in an Irish Accent? In this letter, we take just one of our reader’s names – and then use it as an example to show how it was pronounced, and spelt, differently depending on where it was used in Ireland. Not just the “Ellis Island effect” then!
This episode features the following Music:
- “Thíos Chois na Trá Domh” – performed by Clannad.
- “Casadh an tSúgáin” – performed by The Gloaming.
- “Samhradh Samhradh” – performed by The Gloaming.
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