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Anne M. (68.32.20.251 - 68.32.20.251)
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I need to place an add in a brochure and I want to memorialize my father. Can someone tell me how to say : in honor of my father

and also : my hero

thanks alot in advance, Anne M

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 02:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Ar son m'athar
in honor of my father

Mo laoch
my hero

If you provide some of the immediate text, around those pieces, for us Anne, we may be able to avoid any misrendering.

Tá fáilte romhat. - You're welcome.

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

My eye is leaning a little off to-night, if you'll forgive me. More to the point:

1. I gcuimhne m'athar
in memory of my father

2. i ndilchuimhne m'athar
in loving memory of my father


You'll notice I'm avoiding

In ómós m'athar
in homage of my father

and

In onóir m'athar
in honor of my father.


I prefer nos. 1. or 2.

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Anne M. (68.32.20.251 - 68.32.20.251)
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I will only be using the words "in honor of my father" in gaelic after the name of my business. Can you please help me with pronounciation as well Seosamh?

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 05:00 am:   Edit Post Print Post

If you're a Munster 'M' Anne, you may wish to say something close to 'ih nilheena maher' for no. 2.

We have often discussed giving pronounciations, as above, here on this forum. The concenus is that it doesn't work in general. (I myself am not happy at all with the above attempt.) We may give IPA(lphabeth) in instances where the receiver is familiar with such. The effort is otherwise leading nowhere.

no. 2 in IPA: [ðh n'il' 'xi:n'ð 'mahðr]

Take care - Ádh mór.

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