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The Winds “Na Gaotha” – A Poem in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

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The Winds “Na Gaotha” – A Poem in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

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How to say The Winds “Na Gaotha” | A Poem in Irish Gaelic

The phonetics used are just an approximation of the correct pronunciation.

Na Gaotha
/Nah Gwee-ha/
The Winds

An ghaoth aduaidh bíonn sí crua
/On ghwee ah-doo-ee been she kroo-ah/
The north wind is hard

Is cuireann sí gruaim ar dhaoine
/Iss kwur-ann she groo-em air ghwee-nee/
And it depresses people.

An ghaoth aneas bíonn sí tais
/On ghwee ah-nyass been she tash/
The south wind is damp

Is cuireann sí rath ar shíolta
/Iss kwur-ann she roh air heel-ta/
And it makes seeds successful.

An ghaoth anoir bíonn sí tirim
/On ghwee ah-ner been she cher-um/
The east wind is dry

Is cuireann sí sioc istoíche
/Iss kwur-ann she shuk iss-tee-ha/
And it produces frost at night.

An ghaoth aniar bíonn sí fial
/On ghwee ah-near been she feel/
The west wind is favourable

Is cuireann sí iasc i líonta.
/Iss kwur-ann she eesk ih lee-un-ta/
And it puts fish in nets.

From http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaeilge/corpus/danta/na_gaoithe.html
(Change to original: “Gaotha” is the standard plural of “gaoth.”)

Dia duit! Siobhán here from Bitesize Irish Gaelic. I speak a Connaught dialect.

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1 thought on “The Winds “Na Gaotha” – A Poem in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)”

  1. I’m looking for the full words/lyrics of a poem/song which starts::

    Teim abhaile go luas sa teach
    Suas an sleibh, sios an gleann

    Can anyone help me? Thank you.

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