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Sean (205.188.209.9 - 205.188.209.9)
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 04:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

How do you write"Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Galic?

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Larry (217.42.53.91 - 217.42.53.91)
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 05:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona duit.

Change the "duit" to "daoibh" if you're addressing more than one person. You could also use Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraigh ort (changing the "ort" to "oraibh" for more than one person).

Le meas,

Larry.

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Fear na mBróg (213.94.240.148 - 213.94.240.148)
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 09:41 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Why the hell doesn't anyone write:

Lá Fhéile Phádraig!!!!

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Paul (66.152.218.225 - 66.152.218.225)
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Print Post

As far as I know,
saints' names aren't lenited
in these kinds of constructions.

Is mise, Paul

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OCG (82.69.43.128 - 82.69.43.128)
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 07:25 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Lá is masculine so the adjective "sona" is not lenited.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit/Daoibh.

Pádraig is not lenited, it is an exception. That's living languages for you!

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Antóin (159.134.180.236 - 159.134.180.236)
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 05:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Rule:

Personal names are not lenited following 'Féile' or 'Naomh' in the genitive case.

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Celtoid (64.12.116.5 - 64.12.116.5)
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 05:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

OCG, why is it "shona" on the Daltaí home page?

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.103.10 - 159.134.103.10)
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 02:42 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I noticed that too - probably the same reason why all the road signs in Ireland are in Gwalege.

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 07:49 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Because usage differs.
Most people say "Lá X Shona dhuit" rather than "Lá X sona duit"

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