- Óg an Lae - Og of the Day

Next -Óg an Lae 2.
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The human mind has an innate tendency to collect and organize. When I found a lot of Irish words ending in -óg like Seamróg, I wanted to see how many such words I could collect. There's no logic to proceding this way. It's just a whim! Notice that in some words the "óg" ending corresponds to the English "ock" ending.

Background Music: Planxty Irwin
seamróg
shamrock


ordóg
thumb


spúnóg
spoon


bábóg
doll


todóg
cigar


pióg
pie


ciotóg
left hand


Tá aon seamróg amhain glas í mo ghardin
T+awe (p)ain sham+rogue uh+warn (h)e mu(t) hard+jeen
There is one green shamrock in my garden

Tá me ag dúl ar ordóg
T+awe may egg duel air (c)ord+og(re)
I'm thumbing a ride

Bhí teacht ar an saol le spúnóg airgead ina bhéal
V+(b)ee shocked air (t)un soul le(t) spoon +og(re) air+gid(dy) in u(p) vail
He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Nach bhfuil sin bhábóg deas?
knock will shin B+(p)aw+bo(ne)+og(re) jay+us
Isn't that a nice doll?

Ná caitear todóg!
knaw Kate (h)er to(n)+d+og(re)
No Cigar Smoking!

Slís pióige, le do thoil!
slice pi(g)+og(re)+u(p), le(t) do(ne) hull
A slice of pie, please!

Tá daigéar ag Pól ína chiotóg!
T+(p)aw dagger egg pole in u(p) hit+og(re)
Paul has a dagger in his left hand.

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