Béarla

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Clipping of Sacs-Bhéarla (Saxon language) from béarla (speech, language), from Old Irish bélrae, from bél (mouth). Compare Scottish Gaelic Beurla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʲeːɾˠl̪ˠə/

Proper noun[edit]

Béarla m (genitive Béarla)

  1. English (language)
    Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste.
    Broken Irish is better than clever English. (Irish proverb)

Usage notes[edit]

The definite article is not used with this noun.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Béarla Bhéarla mBéarla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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