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paramedak (spider-wb072.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.192.182)
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2000 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I am trying to find a translation for the word dog If anybody can help please email me with the translation to paramedak@aol.com

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Seosamh (1cust238.tnt14.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.23.142.238)
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2000 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Madra us the usual word for dog in Irish and 'MAH-druh' the standard pronunciation.

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Máire Ní Ógáin (194.133.7.60)
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2000 - 05:03 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Just an addition to Seosamh's post:

Madra is the usual word in Munster, but Madadh (Modth-oo) is the more common word in Ulster and Gadhar (gy-er) in the west.

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Seosamh (2cust2.tnt12.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.23.137.2)
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks. Bhí mé ag iarraidh freagra fada a sheachaint (ceist chomh simplí sin agus mise chomh foclach). Roghnaigh mé madra mar sin atá sa chaighdeán. Ach tá sé níos fearr na leaganacha uile a thabhairt dófa, is dócha. Cuireann sin in iúl go bhfuil canúintí sa teanga agus beidh daoine eile ag léamh an fhreagra comh maith. Déanta na fírinne, ba chóir ceacht iomlán a dhéanamh as ceist ró-shimplí mar sin.

Another regional variant is madadh (MAH-dhuh) in Connaught, where it vies with gadhar, evidently from place to place. I have been told of a Norwegian whose name was Geir (or something similar) who got lots of strange looks in Conamara. (The Irish spelling of Conamara is no great challenge for English-speaking people -- unlike a lot of other names -- so I dislike using 'Connemara'.)

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