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01/20/18

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Will's Class

Announcements

We'll tackle classic literature on a regional basis, over the next year, say. Maureen swears she didn't memorize everything we did in '07-'08.

CHANGES may be coming to our class as we figure out how to handle the intake of news students from Intro in March. We'll start discussions on the in class soon.

Last Time (January 14) {Back to Top}(back to top)

Show & Tell

No proverbs this time, but a list of English cliches that have appeared in direct translation into Irish (arousing the ire of a columnist at Tuairisc. A few samples:

Comhrá

We had lots to catch up on after having been away for a month. Good chat, well done!

Blasket Memoirs Part I

Everyone did very well with the first excerpts from the Blasket Island memoirs. A few things eluded us here and there, but all in all we got most of it. Peig didn't cheer anybody up.

Homework for January 28

We have another excerpt, from The Islandman, about a shipwreck.

Previous Class (December 10) {Back to Top}(back to top)

Our Christmas treat was having Shari back!

Seanfhocal and Show & Tell

Níl ansin ach "Seachain an ceann agus bain an muineál" . That's nothing but "avoid the head and get the neck". Said when your effort to avoid one bad thing takes you right to another bad thing.

I also brought in a couple of excerpts about spending Thanksgiving in America, there were some nice turns of phrase in there.

Comhrá

An excellent conversation session, and with Shari's return, we had some extra catching up to do. Well done!

TV Shows

We continued our work on the TV show descriptions. Sometimes more than one person had done the same one, so we got a nice opportunity to compare choices. All of the work was excellent, very little tweaking was needed.


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