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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (April-June) » Saying query for a passing « Previous Next »

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jason (205.188.209.12 - 205.188.209.12)
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 04:15 am:   Edit Post Print Post

hello, my father has recently passed and i was searching for confirmation on a saying my grandfather told me once...he said it was irish but i dont speak the language and i was wondering if someone here could help me?

i do not know how to spell it so i will try my best to write a pronunciation for it...

graw-stuh a yee-uh air uh awn-um

that's what it sounds like to me anyway, if no one can make sense of it then i was wondering if someone could come up with a translation for

"May your rest bring you peace"

any help would be appreciated...

jason

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Al Evans (208.188.101.145 - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 07:36 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Grásta ó Dhia ar a anam, if I've spelled it right.

It means "Grace from God on his soul," and is used like we'd use "God rest his soul".

This is obvious from your phonetic transcription, so I'd say the pronunciation you have is correct.

--Al Evans

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jason (205.188.209.12 - 205.188.209.12)
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 08:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

thanks i will put it in the speech thats to come...

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