īrisks

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From īrs (Irishman) +‎ -isks.

AdjectiveEdit

īrisks (definite īriskais, comparative īriskāks, superlative visīriskākais, adverb īriski)

  1. Irish (relating to the Irish language; relating to Irish people or to Ireland)
    Džoisa romāns ir ļoti universāls stilistiki un intonatīvi, bet arī ļoti īrisks — Joyce's novel (Ulysses) is very universal in style and tone, but also very Irish
    tajā ir kaut kas īrisks — in it there is something Irish

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

English “Irish” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to īru, the genitive plural form of īrs. The adjective īrisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Irish”), or in its adverbial form īriski.

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Last modified on 25 January 2013, at 09:07