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Subject: Bunle/itheoireacht Ghaelach 27 (Elementary Irish Reading 27)
From: "Michael D. Rhodes" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 24 Feb 1995 10:39:23 -0700
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Bunle/itheoireacht Ghaelach 27 (Elementary Irish Reading 27)
 
Here is an article from An tEolai/ about a solar powered airplane.
 
                     Eitlea/n Grianfhuinnmhithe
 
     De/anfar ta/sta/il (1) go luath i gCalifornia ar eitlea/n nua
uathoibri/och a bheidh fuinnmhithe ag solas na gre/ine duine ar bith ar
bord.  Is e/ an chuid is mo/ de na/ sciatha/n ollmho/r amha/in (2) ata/
30 me/adar ar leithead.  Feistithe ar dhromcla uachtair an sciatha/in
ta/ 200 cill ghre/ine a ghinfidh suas le 8 kW de chumhacht leictrach o/
sholas na gre/ine.  Tioma/nfaidh an chumhacht sin ocht mo/tar lia/in de
lo/ agus d'oi/che nuair a bheidh an t-eitlea/n ag eiltilt suas do dti/
25 cilime/adar ar airde, timpeall tri/ oiread ni/os airde na/ Sliabh
Everest. (3)  200 cileagram maise ata/ san eitlea/n nua seo agus is
fe/idir leis ualach 30 cileagram a iompar.  De/anfar ionstaimi/
e/agsu/la a insealbhu/ san eitlea/n agus beifear in ann (4) cuid de na
tomhais ar aera/idi/, ar na haige/in agus ar an domhan i gcoitinne a
bhi/onn a/ nde/anamh faoi la/thair ag saitili/ti/ costasacha, a
dhe/anamh leis.  (An tEolai/, Geimhreadh 1994/5)
 
No/tai/ Gramadu/la
 
  (1) a test will be carried out
 
  (2) is . . . na/ (to quote O/ Do/naill's Foclo/ir, "a pleonastic
conj. used with copula.")  Translate "For the most part it is just
a huge wing . . ."
 
  (3) "around three times higher than Mount Everest."
 
  (4) beifear in ann cuid den na tomhais . . . a dhe/anamh leis.
It will be possible to perform some of the measurements of . . .
with them.
 
Foclo/iri/n
 
eitlea/n (m) airplane
grianfhuinnmhithe - energized by the sun, solar powered
ta/sta/il (f) test, trial
go luath - soon
uathoibri/och (a) automatic
fuinnmhigh - to power, energize
sciatha/n (m) wing
an chuid is mo/ de - the most part of it, i.e. for the most part
ollmho/r (a) huge, gigantic
leithead (m) breadth, width
feistigh - to arrange; feistithe (a) arranged
dromchla (m) top, ridge
uachtair (a) upper
cill ghre/ine (f) solar cell
gin - to give birth to; beget; produce
suas le - up to, nearly
cumhacht (f) power
tioma/in - to drive, furnish motive power
lia/n (m) propeller; mo/tar lia/in - propeller motor
de lo/ agus d'oi/che - by day and by night (lo/ is dative of la/)
eiltilt (vn) to fly
suas go dti/ - up to
airde (f) height
oiread (f) amount, quantity; "times"
mais (f., gs. maise) mass
ualach (m) load
iompar (vn. of iompair - to carry)
ionstraim (m., pl. -i/) instrument
e/agsu/il (a) different, various, diverse
insealbhu/ (vn. of insealbhaigh - to install
ta/ in ann - it is possible
tomhas (m) measure, measurement
aera/id (f) climate
aige/an (m) ocean
i gcoitinne - in general
faoi la/thair - at present
costasach (a) costly, expensive

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