#50 | Unconditional Love: The Modh Coinníollach
"If I were a boy /Even just for a day /I’d roll outta bed in the morning /And throw on what I wanted and go"
Beyoncé Knowles, If I Were A Boy, 2007
Welcome to our 50th episode! If you're a regular listener you may have heard us mention the Modh Coinníollach before... but what is it?
As with Peig who we chatted about last week, the Modh Coinníollach has become a kind of mascot for those who have bad memories of Irish from school. This has become a tired cliche in need of a good shake.
In order to get a good handle on the Irish conditional mood, Darach summons German-speaker Peadar and Spanish-speaker Éimear to compare it to the arrangement in other European languages. Is our conditional really so bad on a global scale?
The gang also chat about Muppets, Haribo, Fatal Deviation and Beyonce, and Peadar gives a cheeky tip for spoken Irish.