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Bog (Soft)

Spreading the Words

2'52"

Spreading the Words: on Seamus Heaney’s Terms
Read by Regina Uí Chollatáin

Some shared insights into the relationship between the Irish adjective bog ‘soft’ and the English noun meaning ‘bogland’.

‘Spreading the Words’ is a series on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and produced in association with the book A History of Ireland in 100 Words and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
(www.dil.ie).

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