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Antaine (141.153.176.207 - 141.153.176.207)
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 10:08 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

okay..."I love you"

A) Gráim thú
B) Gráim tusa
C) Gráimse thú
D) all of the above
E) none of the above

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Maidhc Ó G. (4.76.87.131 - 4.76.87.131)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 03:55 am:   Edit Post Print Post

E. Tá grá agam dhuit. I love you.
Another more colorful way to express it is, "Tá mo chroí istigh ionat." I love you very much.

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 04:07 am:   Edit Post Print Post

D) but each has a slightly different emphasis

Gráim thú - I love you
Gráim thusa - I love you
Gráimse thú - I love you

Maidhc's E is also correct, and more usual

There are many, many poetic ways of expressing it also

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.109.149 - 159.134.109.149)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:58 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Cad a shéimhíonn réamhfhocal?

Mar shampla:

Dia dhuit.

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Antaine (141.153.176.207 - 141.153.176.207)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 08:11 am:   Edit Post Print Post

i figured that about the emphasis...

"Oh, dear...gráim thú..."

"I know I was looking at the waitress tonite, but gráim thusa!" ::door slams::

"Give him back the ring...he may have a fancy car, but gráimse thú..."

which are all different than "tá mé i ngrá leat" = I'm in love with you

"there is love at me to for you"...interesting

Thanks, all...just wanted to be sure

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