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Alastroina (207.221.39.159 - 207.221.39.159)
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2003 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi;

I'm just learning, and I am a bit confused on a few things:

I see that many phrases, like "Happy Christmas" is being said a few different ways. How does one know which one is correct?

Nollaig faoi shéan
Nollaig shona duit

Also, I see that "duit" is also "dhuit" in some places. Are they pronounced the same? What is the difference between "dhuit" and "duit"?

I really like this site, by the way!

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 06:21 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Alastroina a chara,

'Nollaig faoi shéan ...' is, as you seem to know, an unfinished phrase equating to 'Joyful Christmas.....'

'Nollaig shona duit' is your basic 'Happy Christmas to you'.

'Duit' is the standardized written form. 'Dhuit' is a non-standardized form. Standardization allows all to pronounce 'duit' in their own preferred ways.

You can listen to one sounding of 'duit' here:
http://home.primus.com.au/conaill/gleann/html/frasai.html

Ádh mór.

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Alastroina (65.54.97.140 - 65.54.97.140)
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2004 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Go raibh míle maith agat!

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Monday, February 02, 2004 - 08:13 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Fáilte romhat, ' Alastroina.

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