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muckefuck
04:11 pm
urugreine

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From:bghost
Date:April 19th, 2015 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Oh! A pun, yes? The sun eclipsed, and the sun ellipsed?

An bhfuil me ceart? (Agus ta fhios agam, nil aon fada sa riomhaire anois. Agus nil mo litrithe go maith.)

But for all that - I like the pun!
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From:muckefuck
Date:April 19th, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Is oth liom a rá ná fuil an ceart agat.

Urú means both "eclipse" and "eclipsis". The latter is a grammatical term for the overriding of one letter with another, e.g. an bhfuil is an example of eclipsis.

Séimhiú literally means "attenuation" or, in a grammatical context, "lenition", which is indicated with an h. Tá a fhios agam is an example of lenition.

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