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Cathrine from New York (newcache2.indigo.ie - 194.125.133.220)
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2000 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Can someone tell me the correct translation, phrasing and spelling of "I love my mother" in Irish. I would realy appretiate it if you could help me out.

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Mise (spider-tn012.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.207.47)
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2000 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I believe it would be
gráim mo mháthair
(graw-mm muh waah-hir)
(unless I'm forgetting something)
.....

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miguel (rad235047036.radius.teleline.es - 195.235.47.36)
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2000 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

ach, freisin:"táim i ngrá le mo mhátair".ceapaim)

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mise aríst (spider-wc034.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.193.34)
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2000 - 07:24 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

yes, but wouldn't that translate as "I am in love with my mother"...good for Œdipus, bad
for us..

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Laigheanach (ts15-101.dublin.indigo.ie - 194.125.176.101)
Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2000 - 01:01 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

'Is grá liom mo mháthair.'

I think saying 'Gráim mo mháthair' makes it sound like a daily action like 'I get up at seven o'clock' or 'I eat my dinner' and then 'Each day I love my mother'(?)
And 'Táim i ngrá le mo mháthair' does sound a bit too Oedipus-like to be healthy!I hope that helps.

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Cathrine (newcache1.indigo.ie - 194.125.133.245)
Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2000 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks for your help,

but which should I use the first expression or the second one?

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Laigheanach (ts16-108.dublin.indigo.ie - 194.125.177.108)
Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2000 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Well, my one of course!-'Is grá liom mo mháthair'

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Annraoi (webcache06b.cache.pol.co.uk - 195.92.194.76)
Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2000 - 08:23 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Laighneach has forgotten "Tá grá agam do mo mháthair."
Annraoi

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