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James Murphy (217.78.1.160 - 217.78.1.160)
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 02:33 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Would someone please translate the following: "The language of the conqueror in the mouth of the conquered is ever the language of the slave" - Tacitus. This is my pathetic attempt: "Teanga an chlaoidhteora sa bheal an duine claoidhte is e i gcomhnaidhe (gconai) teanga an sclabhaidhe". (I'm fond of the auld spellings)

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James Murphy (217.78.1.117 - 217.78.1.117)
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 08:13 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks for the response.

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Aonghus (193.120.237.66 - 193.120.237.66)
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 09:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Apologies James
I meant to post a translation but got caught up in other things

Is teanga an daoir í teanga an cloíteora i mbéal an té a cloíodh i gconaí.

Irish uses pairs starting with s(o) vs d(o) for positive and negative attributes
thus saor (free) vs daor (unfree/slave)
soineann (good weather) vs doineann (bad)
and so on

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James Murphy (217.78.1.219 - 217.78.1.219)
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 09:35 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Go raibh maith agat a Aonghuis. I shouldn't have posted that sarcastic addition to my original message. I know not every posting gets a response for one reason or another, it's just a bit frustrating sometimes. GO MAIRE AR DTEANGA ARSA GO DEO!

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.162 - 193.122.47.162)
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 08:05 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sólas v Dólas...
Saoi v Daoi

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