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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2001 (July-December) » How to say "Serbian" in Irish? « Previous Next »

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Sasa (bg1-001.ptt.yu - 212.62.34.1)
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 06:01 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi there,
I'm a 28-year-old guy from Yugoslavia trying to learn some basics of Irish Gaelic. I wonder how to say "Yugoslavia" or "Serbia" in Irish, and how to say "Yugoslav" or "Serbian".
I appreciate someone's quick help,

Go raibh míle maith agaibh,
Slán

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Larry (host213-122-10-50.btinternet.com - 213.122.10.50)
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 05:40 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sasa, a chara,

Yugoslavia = an Iúguslaiv
Yugoslav = Iúgaslavach or Iúgaslavach (noun or adjective)
Serbia = an tSerbia
Serb = Serbiach

Le meas,
Larry.

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Larry (host213-122-10-50.btinternet.com - 213.122.10.50)
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

... and Serbian = Serbis (language) or Serbiach (nationality)

Le meas,
Larry.

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Dennis King (c792392-a.sttln1.wa.home.com - 24.19.205.18)
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 10:16 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

D'fhág tú guta ar lár sna focail sin, Larry:

An tSeirbia, Seirbiach, Seirbis

It's a peculiarity of Irish orthography that you don't find the letter 'e', whether long or short, all by itself except as the last letter of a word: sé, míle, etc. Otherwise, what you get is ei, ea, ae, etc.: eile, cead, tae, éan, péire, etc.

An bhfuil eisceacht ar eolas ag éinne? Bíonn eisceacht ann i gcónaí, nach mbíonn?

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Larry (host213-122-178-215.btinternet.com - 213.122.178.215)
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 01:52 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dennis, a chara,

As usual, you are quite correct :-) I was being lazy and, being an Englishman, am not used to the combination of vowels. I answered our friend Sasa using my memory, instead of looking up the translations.

I'm grateful to you for pointing out my error, and I apologise to Sasa for any misleading information.

Le meas,
Larry.

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Sasa (bg6-099.ptt.yu - 212.62.40.227)
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 04:19 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Larry, a chara agus Dennis, a chara

Thank you both so much for your help. I'm very greatful.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh

Sláinte,
Sasa

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