What does íosbartaigh mean in irish?

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What does íosbartaigh mean in irish?

Postby Peadar » 2016-11-12, 15:25

I'm a new irish learner
I'm starting reading some articles on the internet, but I found that it's quite hard for the use of professional vocabularies

I read a word "íosbartaigh" which I couldn't find in any dict
The original article is here:
http://www.rte.ie/news/nuacht/2016/1004 ... timeachta/

I would appreciate if somebody can translate this article into English

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Re: What does íosbartaigh mean in irish?

Postby linguoboy » 2016-11-12, 16:25

Peadar wrote:I read a word "íosbartaigh" which I couldn't find in any dict

This looks to me to be a nonstandard form of íobartach "victim" influenced by íospair "to maltreat".
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Re: What does íosbartaigh mean in irish?

Postby Peadar » 2016-11-12, 17:07

So, this sentence:

Polaiteoirí ón SDLP, Alliance, Sinn Féin agus Comhaontas Glas atá i mbun an dúshlain seo, chomh maith le Raymond McCord, fear a labhraíonn thar ceann íosbartaigh ó thuaidh.

could be translated into:
Politicians from SDLP, Alliance, Sinn Féin and Green Party are in the process of this challenge, so is Raymond McCord who speaks for the sake of North

Right?

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Re: What does íosbartaigh mean in irish?

Postby linguoboy » 2016-11-12, 17:47

Peadar wrote:So, this sentence:

Polaiteoirí ón SDLP, Alliance, Sinn Féin agus Comhaontas Glas atá i mbun an dúshlain seo, chomh maith le Raymond McCord, fear a labhraíonn thar ceann íosbartaigh ó thuaidh.

could be translated into:
Politicians from SDLP, Alliance, Sinn Féin and Green Party are in the process of this challenge, so is Raymond McCord who speaks for the sake of North

I would say "...who speaks for victims from the North". (McCord is well-known as a victims' rights advocate.)
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Re: What does íosbartaigh mean in irish?

Postby Peadar » 2016-11-12, 18:32

Sorry, typo


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