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Doris Crafton (bg-tc-ppp422.monmouth.com - 209.191.61.171)
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2001 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi--I was on your web site and tried to find the Irish word for a "search" or a "quest" and didn't have any luck. Could you help? Thanks!

Doris Crafton

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Larry (host213-123-13-115.btinternet.com - 213.123.13.115)
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2001 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Search = cuardach, if you're talking about searching for a person or thing. And quest is often the same word.

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Doris Crafton (1cust167.tnt4.baltimore.md.da.uu.net - 63.16.13.167)
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2001 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you, Larry. I would like to call a story I am writing "The Quest" using the Irish word. Do I need a word for "the" in Irish or will calling the story "Cuardach" be O.K.? Thanks for any help you can give me.

Doris Crafton
DCrafton@msn.com

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Larry (host62-7-93-116.btinternet.com - 62.7.93.116)
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2001 - 09:06 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Doris,
I'm sorry about the delay in getting back to you. As "cuardach" (quest) is a masculine noun, you would use "An" for "the". So "The Quest" would be "An Cuardach". The word for "A Quest" would, however, simply be "Cuardach" as there is no Irish equivalent of the English "a".

I hope that I haven't confused you?

Ádh mór (Good luck)
Larry

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