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Nancy (bg-tc-ppp151.monmouth.com - 209.191.60.152)
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2000 - 07:44 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello,
I was looking for information on the Irish gaelic translation of the word "Parents" or "Mother and Father". Some people that i have spoken with indicate there is no such word. I have also been told that the informal - plural Irish Gaelic word is TUISTI' - is that correct?

I woul really appreciate it any guidance you can give me. If you know of any other source of information I would also appreciate it.

Thank you for your time

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Nancy

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 193.120.168.41)
Posted on Friday, September 01, 2000 - 03:57 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Parents = "tuistí" or "tuismitheoirí" or "muintir", though the latter can mean family as well

The singular parent = tuismitheoir

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hilda (p201.as1.galway1.eircom.net - 159.134.204.201)
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2000 - 09:22 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A chara,
There is indeed an Irish word for parents. 'Tuismitheoiri' is the Irish for 'Parents' (this is commonly abbreviated to 'tuisti' in the spoken language.)
'Athair agus Mathair' is the Irish for 'Father and Mother'

I am a young, Irish, primary school teacher with a deep knowledge of the Irish language. I would love to share our beautiful language with the Irish, Irish-Americans or Americans (or indeed people of any nationality) in the USA this summer 2001 during our school holidays in July and August with a colleague (Anne). If you know of anyone who would be interested in employing us for all, or part of this time, I would be very grateful to you if you would forward their details to me, or mine to him/her, so that we may discuss it further.
Thanking you for any information,
Is mise le meas,
Hilda Dooley. hilda_dooley@yahoo.com

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