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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (April-June) » Faoi gcuairt?????????????? « Previous Next »

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Celtoid (64.12.116.136 - 64.12.116.136)
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 07:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

(osna) Tnúthán an Dúchais arís! Agus mise ag déanamh chomh maith sin go dtí an uair anois! Cad é an míniú a bhainfeá as an abairt seo: "Ba bheag le cupla mí a bhí sé i Meiriceá nuair a bhí sé ar an gceantar faoi gcuairt don bhaile.", go háirithe: "ar an gceantar faoi gcuairt don bhaile"? Ní thuigim cén fáth a bhfuil an t-úrú ar "cuairt".

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Fear na mBróg (213.94.242.55 - 213.94.242.55)
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Print Post

B'fhéidir gur "typo" é faoi agus gur ceart faoin a bheith ann. Seachas é sin, níl aon fhath aile go mbeadh urú ar "cuairt".

Ba bheag le cupla mí a bhí sé i Meiriceá nuair a bhí sé ar an gceantar faoin gcuairt don bhaile.


He was just a few months in America and already he was on the edge of visiting home.

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Celtoid (64.12.116.136 - 64.12.116.136)
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:08 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Ceart go leor. Go raibh míle maith agat, a Fhear na mBróg!

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 04:16 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Be careful with Ó Cadhain. He has a habit of Irishifying English words.

I think he may be using "cant" here

He had hardly been a few months in America when he was "cantering" about a visit home.

About the urú; Ó Cadhain uses dialect forms; This is probably one of them. (Be very wary of assuming Ó Cadhain got it wrong!

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Al Evans (208.188.101.145 - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 08:07 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I like Aonghus's interpretation of "ar an gceantar".

In more "literary" English, that would be something like:

"He had been in America barely a few months when he was champing at the bit to visit home."

--Al Evans

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 09:01 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I meant "cant"
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=cant
rather than canter, as a horse does.

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Al Evans (208.188.101.145 - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hmmmm...

Seems to me like "canter", as a horse does, works better -- ar an gceantar, on the canter, champing at the bit....

But I haven't (tried to) read the book. I'm stalled somewhere near the beginning of _An tOileánach_ at the moment.

--Al Evans

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PAD (12.75.239.83 - 12.75.239.83)
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 09:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I think Aonghus has it right with "cant" or "cantering" - talk about going home has a more Irish sense.

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Celtoid (205.188.116.136 - 205.188.116.136)
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Ooops! Rinne mé botún! That should have read, "Ba bheag le cupla mí a bhí sé i Meiriceá nuair a bhí sé chomh taithithe air is a bhí sé ar an gceantar faoi gcuairt don bhaile."

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 04:56 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Ah! Lightbulbs

He was only a few months in America when he was as used to it as he was to the area within visiting distance of home.

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PAD (12.75.238.75 - 12.75.238.75)
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 06:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A horse of another color altogether

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