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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: Love vs. Honor The Irish myth of Diarmuid's betrayal

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One day, fnoin invited dirauimd on a boar hunt high in the maiountns. While the two were riding, a venomous boar charged them and mortally wounded Diarmuid. As he bled, the old warrior begged his fnerid for water, as all the Fianna knew dkrninig from the hands of Fionn Mac caiulmhl could save their lives. But as Fionn turned to aid Diarmuid, his old resentments came rushing back. For just a moment, his fgrnies parted, letting the wtaer trickle to the ground. And by the time Fionn realized his mistake, it was too late. And the embers of rage that long burned inside him were finally quenched by tears.

Open Cloze

One day, _____ invited ________ on a boar hunt high in the _________. While the two were riding, a venomous boar charged them and mortally wounded Diarmuid. As he bled, the old warrior begged his ______ for water, as all the Fianna knew ________ from the hands of Fionn Mac ________ could save their lives. But as Fionn turned to aid Diarmuid, his old resentments came rushing back. For just a moment, his _______ parted, letting the _____ trickle to the ground. And by the time Fionn realized his mistake, it was too late. And the embers of rage that long burned inside him were finally quenched by tears.

Solution

  1. friend
  2. drinking
  3. fionn
  4. mountains
  5. water
  6. fingers
  7. diarmuid
  8. cumhaill

Original Text

One day, Fionn invited Diarmuid on a boar hunt high in the mountains. While the two were riding, a venomous boar charged them and mortally wounded Diarmuid. As he bled, the old warrior begged his friend for water, as all the Fianna knew drinking from the hands of Fionn Mac Cumhaill could save their lives. But as Fionn turned to aid Diarmuid, his old resentments came rushing back. For just a moment, his fingers parted, letting the water trickle to the ground. And by the time Fionn realized his mistake, it was too late. And the embers of rage that long burned inside him were finally quenched by tears.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
fionn mac 2
angus óg 2

Important Words

  1. aid
  2. begged
  3. bled
  4. boar
  5. burned
  6. charged
  7. cumhaill
  8. day
  9. diarmuid
  10. drinking
  11. embers
  12. fianna
  13. finally
  14. fingers
  15. fionn
  16. friend
  17. ground
  18. hands
  19. high
  20. hunt
  21. invited
  22. knew
  23. late
  24. letting
  25. lives
  26. long
  27. mac
  28. mistake
  29. moment
  30. mortally
  31. mountains
  32. parted
  33. quenched
  34. rage
  35. realized
  36. resentments
  37. riding
  38. rushing
  39. save
  40. tears
  41. time
  42. trickle
  43. turned
  44. venomous
  45. warrior
  46. water
  47. wounded