Terms of Endearment in Irish, as Gaeilge
What to call your children in Irish;
Terms of Endearment as Gaeilge
This is my all time favourite way to add some Irish to your children's lives as they'll never forget it, and it's never too late to start.
First of all, Calling Someone Names in Irish
You need to know that in Irish, when you are calling someone/ addressing someone, you add an 'a' before their name. If Anna is their name, you say 'A Anna'.
There are some grammatical changes you will notice after this 'a' sometimes. You may see a 'h' (séimhiú) added after the first letter of the name, for example 'Seán' becomes 'A Sheáin'.
These are just some of the grammar changes that happen. I'll do a seperate grammar post on this soon.
Ach, ar aghaidh linn, on we go.
Which one do you like?
We have so many, these are but a few of the most popular, and as you'll notice, they often mean the same or very similar.
A stór / A stóirín
[A store] / [A store-een]
Which ever one you like, start adding it into your day. The next time you call your child, or partner, address them as one of the above.
Go n-éirí leat! Good luck!
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