49 Reasons the Fada is Important in Irish

49 Reasons the Fada is important in Irish

49 Reasons Why the Fada is Important in Irish

The project we have been working on this week ‘how important is the Fada in the Irish language.’ The interesting thing we found out is that omitting a Fada is more than a grammatical mistake — missing a Fada can completely change the meaning of a word.

For example, bríste is trousers however, if you omit the Fada it becomes briste meaning broken. We have compiled a list of our top 49 words where the Fada makes a big difference.

Download the PDF for words with and without the Fada.

The STAR Team

9 replies
  1. Graham O'Mahony
    Graham O'Mahony says:

    Hi Christina,

    Thank you for your comment. Cluas means ear in Irish.


  2. Audrey
    Audrey says:

    Great chart! Only, unless my aging eyes deceive me, you’re missing a fada in “sólás” (solace)…there should be one on the “á” as well as on the “ó.”

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