What's the relationship between the Irish adjective bog ‘soft’ and the English noun meaning ‘bogland’?16 September 2020
In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Seamus Heaney's use of the word bog.
Some shared insights into the relationship between the Irish adjective bog ‘soft’ and the English noun meaning ‘bogland’.
Episode 4: Bog (Soft). Listen to the podcast here.
Spreading the Words is a new series by MoLi on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life. The episodes are written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, authors of A History of Ireland in 100 Words, and produced in association with the book and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language. Read by Regina Uí Chollatáin.
Listen to the full series here.
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