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Celtic language translation

Postby Vlacko » 2006-04-22, 11:05

Hi,

I know that this is some Celtic language, don't know which...

Phrase goes like this:

Is fuair an chroi

I would also need transcription of this phrase.

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Postby DelBoy » 2006-04-22, 12:17

Hi!

It's Irish.
It means: 'The heart is cold' and should be:
Is fuair é an croí
/s 'fu: ər e: n kri:/

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Postby Vlacko » 2006-04-22, 18:35

Thanks DelBoy! :wink:
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Postby mhwombat » 2006-04-28, 1:18

DelBoy wrote:Is fuar é an croí


Cén fáth "fuair" in áit le "fuar"? Níl an Tuiseal Ginideach i gceist. Canúint?

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Postby Drochfhuaimniú » 2006-04-28, 1:55

Couldn't it be "The heart is coldest", because of its use of Is fuair?

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Postby mhwombat » 2006-04-28, 2:19

Drochfhuaimniú wrote:Couldn't it be "The heart is coldest", because of its use of Is fuair?

Maybe... but then wouldn't it need to be "fuaire"?

I suppose it could also be the beginning of a sentence "And the heart got..."

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Postby DelBoy » 2006-04-29, 21:52

mhwombat wrote:
DelBoy wrote:Is fuar é an croí


Cén fáth "fuair" in áit le "fuar"? Níl an Tuiseal Ginideach i gceist. Canúint?


Oops! :oops: Sin botún! Tá an ceart agat:
'Is fuar é an croí'

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translation (aistriúchán)

Postby Robert S » 2006-05-26, 16:39

Dia duit (Hello),

I'm currently attempting to learning some Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) on my own, and was wondering if someone could help me with a translation of a quote.
I just started and this is above my level at this point.

Just curious as to how this would be written:

"When one tugs at a single thing in
nature, he finds it attached to
the rest of the world."

:idea: How about this?
"Nuair a tharraingítear ar rud amháin i nádúr, tugtar faoi deara go bhfuil sé ceangailte leis an gcuid eile don domhain."

OR

"Nuair a bhaintear tarraignt as rud amháin sa nádúr, faightear amach go bhfuil sé ceangailte don chuile eile den domhan."

Go raibh míle maith agat (Thank you very much),

Robert :D
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
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Tattoo translation please!

Postby totamealion » 2006-05-30, 3:24

Looking for the translation for "Blood is thicker than water" in Gaelic please, for a tattoo.

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Postby Egein » 2006-05-31, 0:41

Is tibhe an fhuil nó an uisce

But I'm not a native speaker.
There might be an expression for what you mean of which I'm not aware.
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Postby Drochfhuaimniú » 2006-05-31, 2:29

For a tattoo ... I'd recommend that you go here and get a bunch of opinions.

http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/

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Postby DelBoy » 2006-06-01, 12:41

If you are looking for a literal translation, it would be:

Is tibhe an fhuil ná an t-uisce

but for a more natural Irish expression, a seanfhocal, the best I could find is:

Is fearr beagán den ghaol ná mórán den charthanas

A small amount of relation is better than a lot of charity


But as it's for a tattoo, definitley try to get some more suggetions from the site mentioned above!
The British Isles are awesome - I know, I live there - but Ireland is not a part of them. K thnx bai!

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Postby DelBoy » 2006-06-01, 16:50

Hi,

this is a little tough.... I'm just trying to find the right word for 'tug on'

'tarraing ar' doesnt actually have this meaning, but rather 'come across'.

I would probably go for;

Nuair a tharraingíonn duine rud amháin sa nádúr, faigheann go bhfuil sé ceangailte leis an gcuid eile den domhain
The British Isles are awesome - I know, I live there - but Ireland is not a part of them. K thnx bai!

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translation!!!

Postby nicren » 2006-07-04, 14:59

hey there. em i need Andrew translated for a tatoo. I can put it into the leeters but there isnt a leeter for W as far as i can see. could u please help!!! even email me at nuttynic2001@hotmail.com

if a few people could reply that would be great!!!

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Postby DelBoy » 2006-07-04, 17:02

Andrew - Aindriú
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Irish flute - names of its elements in Irish Gaelic...

Postby flipp » 2006-08-21, 20:56

Hi everybody.
I own a wooden keyless Irish flute (transvers). I know the names of the different parts of it in English: head-body-foot. I really want to know these names in Irish Gaelic.
Many thanks for your answer.

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Re: Irish flute - names of its elements in Irish Gaelic...

Postby Drochfhuaimniú » 2006-08-21, 21:07

flipp wrote:Hi everybody.
I own a wooden keyless Irish flute (transvers). I know the names of the different parts of it in English: head-body-foot. I really want to know these names in Irish Gaelic.
Many thanks for your answer.


head: ceann
body: corp
foot: cos

Cos also means leg in Irish.

I am not very familiar with musical terms regarding flutes, so these may be known in Irish as something less literal. But I've tried with literal translations.

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Postby flipp » 2006-08-21, 21:25

Hi Drochfhuaimniú.
Thanks for your message. It's very clear.
I wasn't shure about the meaning of the word 'cos' I saw already in some gaelic text but written like this (still in Irish flute context): 'cois' or 'chois' (what's different and is that correct too?).
I must say I know really nothing in Gaelic ;-)

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Postby DelBoy » 2006-08-21, 21:37

'cois' and 'chois' are different mutated forms of the genitive form of 'cos'

I'm afraid I can't add to what Drochfhuaimniú has said - I can't find a dictionary for musical instruments, and these are not exactly words in common usage, outside the flute playing world...
I would say the translations Drochfhuaimniú gave would be understood anyway.

I can tell you that a traverse flute in Irish would be:
Fliúit (or 'an fhliúit', for 'the flute')
:wink:
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Postby DelBoy » 2006-08-21, 21:41

Oh, I just had a brainwave! You said you saw 'cois' and 'chois' in some Irish texts. Were these texts about the flute? Would it have been something like
'alt choise' or 'alt na coise'?
The British Isles are awesome - I know, I live there - but Ireland is not a part of them. K thnx bai!

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