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éisd / cloin, clois
Posted: 18 December 2011 07:31 PM   Ignore ]  
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Dia daoibh a chairde, would anybody explain the difference of meaning and use of the three verbs above?
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Posted: 19 December 2011 03:56 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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éist: actively listen. Also used to say “Be quiet” (Éist do bhéal!)

éisteacht [ainm briathartha][ainmfhocal baininscneach den tríú díochlaonadh]
  cluas a thabhairt do rud (éisteacht le fuaim na gaoithe); cumas cloisteála (tá éisteacht mhaith aige); bheith i do thost, do bhéal a dhúnadh (éist do bhéal).

(The link won’t work because the accents get jumbled in éist)
http://potafocal.com/Metasearch.aspx?Text=éist&GotoID=focloirbeag

clos: passive hearing
http://potafocal.com/Metasearch.aspx?Text=clois&GotoID=focloirbeag

Cluin - an alternative to clos.
http://potafocal.com/Metasearch.aspx?Text=cluin&GotoID=focloirbeag

My feeling is that this is a regional form, or at least commoner in some regions.

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Posted: 19 December 2011 05:00 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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go raibh maith agat a Aonghus

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