This article is a series of language learning posts by ParaSport News. The goal is to provide sport fans some very basic sport and Paralympic vocabulary so you can talk with the world about disability sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
Gaelic (Irish) is spoken by about 1 million people, mostly in Ireland. It is a Goidelic language that is the native language of about 280,000 people in a small part of Ireland. If you go to Rio though and run across the traditionally strong delegation from Ireland, and the British contingent with some Nothern Irish members, you will probably be able to find a few speakers of the language to get your Craic on with.
General disability words:
- Neamhluail – Ataxia
- Daille – Blindness
- Pairilis cheirbreach – Cerebral palsy
- Diostróife mhatánach – Muscular dystrophy
- Scléaróis iolrach – Multiple sclerosis
Football specific words:
- Liathróid – Ball
- Clog – Bell
- Cosantóir – Defender
- Cúl báire – Goalkeeper
- Ionsaitheoir – Forward
- Imreoir lár páirce – Midfielder
- Sacar – Soccer