Teach pobail

No, the title of this post has nothing to do with instructing indigents on how to get out of jail. It's an Irish word that means "church." The correct pronunciation for American English speakers would be approximately chack PO-bwil (it would more or less sound like "Jack Pobble").What's neat about this word, though, is to dissect its meaning by looking at each word individually. "Teach" means "house." "Pobail" means community (it's a cognate of people). In other words, this Irish word for … [Read more...]