Béarla

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʲeːɾˠl̪ˠə/

Proper noun[edit]

Béarla m (genitive Béarla)

  1. English (language)

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.

Further reading[edit]

  • "Béarla" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Béarla” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • bélrae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “Béarla” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “Béarla” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • Entries containing “Bhéarla” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • Entries containing “mBéarla” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.