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Kathleen (spider-wi071.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.197.51)
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Could you tell me what "I didn't mean to frighten you" would be in standard Irish?
Go raibh maith agat.

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Ó Dúill (p454.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.198)
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 02:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

1) Ní d'aonturas a chuir mé eagla ort/oraibh
[Knee dayn-turus ah hure may ogla urt/oriv]

2) Ní raibh mé de gheall ar a chuir eagla ort/oraibh
[Knee rev may deh yall air ah hure ogla urt/oriv]

Ort - "you"
Oraibh - "ye(e)"

The literal translation of "a chuir eagla ort/oraibh" is "to put fear on you/ye(e)"

De bheata agus do shláinte - All the best,
Colm.

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Ó Dúill (p454.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.198)
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 02:57 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sorry should be "Do bheatha"

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Kathleen (spider-wk063.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.198.178)
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 08:20 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Interesting, the different turn of phrase. 'To put fear on you' is more poetic/picturesque than 'frighten you,' as if fear were some kind of mantle dropped over the person.
Thanks again!
Kathleen

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