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annemarie (12-230-32-213.client.attbi.com - 12.230.32.213)
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I am getting married on May 1st of this year. We both are predominately Irish/Scottish way up thru the old family trees:-)
We are going to have a simple handfasting ceremony on the beach. We have found some beautiful Celtic rings and I would like to have, "Always and Forever" engraved on the inside of my beloved's ring. Can anyone help me with the translation to Old Irish/Celtic?

Many thanks,

Anne Marie

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 62.221.5.1)
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 04:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

In *modern* Irish it would be

De shíor agus go deo

Can't help with old Irish I'm afraid.

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Renee (spider-wb023.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.192.158)
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 09:40 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Can anyone translate "Thank you, we will be happy to attend" in Irish?
Thanks,
Renee

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 62.221.5.1)
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 04:07 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Ba bhréa linn teacht, go raibh maith agat (plural - agaibh)

We would be happy to come, thank you.

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Edward McLoughlin (crun.newcastle.edu.au - 134.148.4.19)
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Could someone help me with the pronunciation of a name?

I'm joining a medieval society and would like to have a traditional Irish Gaelic name. I've decided that the name:
"Rónán Sucach" seems ok (I think it means Ronan the merry.) but I'm unsure of the exact pronunciation.
Could someone give me the phonetic spelling of the name so I can say it properly, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks
Eddie

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 62.221.5.1)
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2002 - 08:36 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Súgach means merry in the sense of slightly drunk. Not sure that was what you meant!

Writing down pronunciation is not something I can do. Hopefully someone else can help

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Ó Dúill (p311.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.55)
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Okay Edward,
Don't bank on it but here goes :)

Rónán Súgach
rO-nOn suge-OCK

So special emphasise on the ó,á, and ach

Tá Fáilte Romhat,
Colm.

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Edward McLoughlin (proxy.cn-newc.com.au - 203.191.192.20)
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 05:47 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks heaps. That'll do, as long as my pronunciation bares some resemblance to Irish I should be ok.

As to the slightly drunk, I don't know if it means the same as modern Irish, but I'll risk it. Thanks for the warning anyway.

Eddie

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JoAnn Kellisch (na-proxysrvr2.alcoa.com - 147.154.232.4)
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Could someone please translate "Forever Yours" for me please. I need to have it engraved in my fiance's ring today.

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EDWARD HARRINGTON (vallela.wsmr.army.mil - 155.148.11.144)
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 03:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

HELLO May someone help me translate phonetically, HEARTSONG, and I LOVE YOU.

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James (wcs2-mcpherson.nipr.mil - 198.26.120.13)
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 04:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Edward,

Check the list of previous discussion. Go back about two to three weeks. There are many ways to say "I love you" in Irish. Most are listed in the discussion I reference.

As far as "Heartsong" I'll have to defer to the more accomplished on this site.

You might try:

Amhrán as na croí (Song of the heart)

Word for word translations from Irish to English don't always make sense, as I have so painfully discovered. If my attempt is incorrect just give it a few days. We'll both get "schooled" appropriately.

Le meas,

James

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Larry (host213-122-86-71.in-addr.btopenworld.com - 213.122.86.71)
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

JoAnn, a chara,

See the response to your other posting.

Le meas,
Larry

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 62.221.5.1)
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 05:42 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Heartsong - Amhrán an chroí (the Heart's song)
I love you - follow James' advice

Jo anne
Forever yours - is leatsa go deo mé - I am always yours
You could abbreviate it as "Leatsa go deo"
This has the dual meaning of belonging and being with

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James (wcs2-mcpherson.nipr.mil - 198.26.120.13)
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:43 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Aonghus, A Cara,

Is "Amhrán as na chroí" completely incorrect or only moderately so. Also, regarding my attempt at Jo Anne's earlier posting: "Go deo leat"---is this somewhat correct, or incomprehensible in its translation.

Any help, critique, etc is welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Le meas,

James

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James (wcs2-mcpherson.nipr.mil - 198.26.120.13)
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 09:46 am:   Edit Post Print Post

OOPs!! missed some lenition above--A Chara.

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Aonghus (vpn.parthus.com - 62.221.5.1)
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 04:16 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Amhrán as an chroí would be what you want to say

Go deo leat is fine

I only speak the language, so I can't tell you in terms of grammar why!

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