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16 October 2014

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Give a dog a present and they always play with the box! Where is Cumberland hiding?

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Where is Cumberland?Cá bhfuil Cumberland?
Betty, where is Cumberland?A Bheití, cá bhfuil Cumberland?
In the boxSa bhosca
On the boxAr an bhosca
By the treeIn aice leis an chrann
Under the boxFaoin bhosca
Behind the boxTaobh thiar den bhosca
Left of the boxAr an taobh chlé den bhosca
Right of the box Ar an taobh dheis den bhosca


footnotes 1) "sa" (= in the) affects the next word and dunks a "h" after the first letter. e.g. "bosca" (=a box) but "sa bhosca" (=in the box).

2). In the north, when showing closeness / proximity relating to a person, a place or a thing, a "h" is dunked after the first letter.

e.g. "bosca" (=a box) but "ar an bhosca" (= on the box) In the west and south, this is different (see Little Black Book over on the left for these versions)

You'll be pleased to know that words starting with l, n, r are the untouchables and are never affected!

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