Scrabble as Gaeilge



Gadfly

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it's a shame lots of the words are made up and spelled different and there's no real structure to the language!
 

Fergalino

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it's a shame lots of the words are made up and spelled different and there's no real structure to the language!
What are you talking about? Irish grammer is far more structured than English grammer. As regards spelling, Irish spelling rules are entirely consistent, which is not the case in English.

As for made up words, I presume you refer to words that are incorporated into Irish from other languages. You willl find that this occurs in all languages. In fact, English has more than most other languages

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We mix English and Irish at home when playing scrabble. Makes for an interesting board.

How long before the Irish language bashers start commenting and try to make this into a waste of money story....
 

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Fergalino

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it's a shame lots of the words are made up and spelled different and there's no real structure to the language!
What are you talking about? Irish grammer is far more structured than English grammer. As regards spelling, Irish spelling rules are entirely consistent, which is not the case in English.

As for made up words, I presume you refer to words that are incorporated into Irish from other languages. You willl find that this occurs in all languages. In fact, English has more than most other languages

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Gadfly

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Will you get grants to build hotels on gaeltacht streets? :)
And in the fields, bogs and highways and byways.
Should the banknotes have a minus before the number?
Will the get out of jail card have an FF or Anglo logo on it?
This could get interesting!
 

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How many points do you get for the letter V? I only know of one word that has it, and it's a name!
 


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