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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.
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.
(Change to original: “Gaotha” is the standard plural of “gaoth.”)
Dia duit! Siobhán here from Bitesize Irish Gaelic. I speak a Connaught dialect.