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PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr 2012 10:26 pm 
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C: Cén canúint a labhraíonn siad ar an nGealach?
F: Gaeilge na Mumhan! :mrgreen: An oldie but a goodie!

Note: If you do not understand this joke, highlight this: (Gealach is the Irish for Moon and 'Mumhan' is pronounced similarly to 'moon')

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C: Cén canúint a labhraíonn siad ar an nGealach?
F: Gaeilge na Mumhan! :mrgreen: An oldie but a goodie!

Note: If you do not understand this joke, highlight this: (Gealach is the Irish for Moon and 'Mumhan' is pronounced similarly to 'moon')


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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012 1:46 am 
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Char thuig mé 'n jóc ar dtús, cha bhfuaimneamsa "moon" agus "Mumhan" ar an dóigh chéarna :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012 2:17 am 
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Lughaidh wrote:
Char thuig mé 'n jóc ar dtús, cha bhfuaimneamsa "moon" agus "Mumhan" ar an dóigh chéarna :mrgreen:

Watch out, Lughaidh, you're so sharp you might just cut yourself. :twisted:

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Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012 3:45 am 
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Char úrt mé ach an fhírinne!
fuaimneam [ˈmũːənˠ] :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012 4:00 am 
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Lughaidh wrote:
Char úrt mé ach an fhírinne!
fuaimneam [ˈmũːənˠ] :mrgreen:

The point you seem to be missing (apart from the fact that it is impolite to spoil someone else's joke) is that [ˈmũːənˠ] is within the spectrum of possible English pronunciations for "moon". So the joke is on you.

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Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012 10:32 am 
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Lughaidh wrote:
Char thuig mé 'n jóc ar dtús, cha bhfuaimneamsa "moon" agus "Mumhan" ar an dóigh chéarna :mrgreen:
Visit Dublin some time and ask a few people what is in the sky at night. Irish isn't the only language where we can pronounce things differently. Anyway, I am greatly looking forward to your offering on the joke front and I promise I'll be kind....... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012 12:27 pm 
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Níl's agam tuighe a bhfreagrann sibh mar sin... char úrt mise féin ach nár thuig mé 'n jóc ar dtús siocair nach bhfuaimneamsa an dá fhocal ar an dóigh chéarna, tá 's agam go ndéantar, i gcanúintí áiríd. Sin an méid. Ní gá fearg a bheith oraibh. Tá sibh a' freagairt fá mar a mhaslóchainn sibh! Tógaigí go bog é!

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012 12:54 pm 
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Lughaidh wrote:
Tógaigí go bog é!
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and I promise I'll be kind.......
We are all friends here and I did promise to be kind...... :mrgreen:
(Anyway, I have altered the explanation to include the word 'similar' to allow for slight variations of pronunciation.)
And, most importantly of all, I have mastered how not to leave big spaces between quotes! 8-)

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Saoirse wrote:
And, most importantly of all, I have mastered how not to leave big spaces between quotes! 8-)
8-)

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My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
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