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Postby Tiorthan » 2007-02-17, 15:13

Well :lol:
Corrections welcome in the following languages:
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:headbang: apply directly to the forehead!

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Postby DelBoy » 2007-02-17, 15:21

Is galla e galla, perhaps?
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 nighean-neonach » 2007-02-17, 17:22

galla is a bitch :lol: (Maybe you have another word for that in Irish.) What he obviously meant was geall(adh), and he got the syntax wrong, too.
Big danger if you ask for tattoo translations on the web or whatever, and can't verify with "real" native speakers... I'm always suprised in people's trust in the world :shock:
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Postby DelBoy » 2007-02-17, 17:40

Ah, I'm not familiar with a similar word in Irish for bitch....

still, it's a good motto, a bitch is a bitch!
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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 raining roses » 2007-02-17, 23:50

You are right it is risky to ask for translations over the internet, but i don't know any native speakers and this is what i want for my tattoo. I have to try something and trust me i'll double check. Besides i have lots of research to do before i actually get one seeing as how its permanent. Thank you all for you help.
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Can anyone help me please?

Postby CorkyKatt » 2007-04-04, 2:48

I have been trying to find someone who could translate Williams into Gaeilge. If some can help me I would be very grateful. Thank You!

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Postby Benjamin » 2007-04-04, 9:01

Names don't often translate into Irish, unless they are biblical or Irish it self, I suggest to stick to the same name when your talking in Irish.

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Postby DelBoy » 2007-04-04, 11:18

Benjamin wrote:Names don't often translate into Irish, unless they are biblical or Irish it self, I suggest to stick to the same name when your talking in Irish.


I agree. Williams is an English (or Welsh??) name so therefore it has no Irish translation.
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Postby Cymro » 2007-04-04, 11:34

Williams derives from the Welsh form: Gwilym, pronounced ɡuːɪlɪm (gwih-lihm).

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Postby Riadach » 2007-04-04, 13:19

What about MacUilliam, as in the MacWilliam burkes of Mayo?

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Postby Cymro » 2007-04-05, 9:16

He was a scot, if Wikipedia is correct.

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Postby Riadach » 2007-04-05, 21:21

The MacWilliam Burkes, were not scottish, they were a hiberno norman family that owned great swathes of both Mayo and Galway. Mac Uilliam Íochtarach owned Mayo and Mac Uilliam Uachtarach owned Galway. I think they were descended from the last earl of Ulster, William De Burgh.

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Postby Cymro » 2007-04-06, 7:36

Although both of those names probably derived frmo Gwilym.

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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-04-06, 7:47

William is a name of Germanic origin, the German version for example is Wilhelm.
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Postby mab05 » 2007-05-25, 23:34

Wouldn't it be easier to say "Watch for children" or "School zone" or something along those lines?
Is there a reason there are so many words?

Just curios...

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Postby DelBoy » 2007-05-28, 9:36

mab05 wrote:Wouldn't it be easier to say "Watch for children" or "School zone" or something along those lines?
Is there a reason there are so many words?

Just curios...

It's not what's written on the sign... the sign is just the picture. The words are obviously from some website or book on the rules of the road and are explaining what the sign means
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Postby Aleco » 2007-07-23, 21:44

While I was working at the elemenary school before the holiday, we were so lucky that an Irishman came and told us about Ireland.
He taught us a sentence, which I think is wrong since I didn't get any response on google at all! :lol:

How would you say "What is your name" in Irish?

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Postby mhwombat » 2007-07-23, 22:53

Cad is ainm duit?
KOD ISS AN-yim DITCH
What is your name?

Wait for confirmation on anything I translate.

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Postby Supreemio » 2007-07-24, 6:26

And in reply

Aleco is ainm dom = My name is Aleco
ALECO IS ANNOM DOM

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Postby Aleco » 2007-07-24, 13:44

No wonder I got no response on google :P He said:

Cád is annom dit
And the answer was
Aleksander is annom dom

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