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Celtoid (64.12.116.136 - 64.12.116.136)
Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 07:24 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Cén chaoi a ndéaranns tú "It's called......., That's called......." as Gaeilge? "What is that? It's called a "dingleberry". "What do you call that?" "What is that called?"

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Al Evans (208.188.101.145 - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 08:27 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"'Dingleberry' a tugtar air," ceapaim.

--Al Evans

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.109.204 - 159.134.109.204)
Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 09:16 am:   Edit Post Print Post

It's called jam.

Subh a dtugtar air.
Subh a thugtar air.


You don't use the actual verb "glaoigh". This is where you would:

He called his father.
Ghlaoigh sé ar a athair.

He called him an idiot.
Ghlaoigh sé amadán air.


What is that?
Cad é sin?

It's called a "dingleberry".
"Dingleberry" a dtugtar air.
"Dingleberry" a thugtar air.


What do you call that? What is that called?
Cad a dtugtar air sin?

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Celtoid (205.188.116.136 - 205.188.116.136)
Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 08:19 am:   Edit Post Print Post

What's the difference between "dtugtar" and "thugtar"? Or can you use either?

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.100.21 - 159.134.100.21)
Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 09:14 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Bhfuel, féach air seo a leanas:


Is é sin an buachaill a bhuaileann Seán.

Is é sin an buachaill a mbuaileann Seán.
Is é sin an buachaill go mbuaileann Seán.


That's the boy that hits John.

That's the boy that John hits.


From that, you'd presume:

Subh a dtugtar air.

But there's no ambiguity at all in saying:

Subh a thugtar air.

because there's no person to do the action in anyway.


Still, I myself would say "Subh a dtugtar air", but you still definitely would hear and read "Subh a thugtar air". I'm not a fluent nor a native speaker so I wouldn't be able to tell you why.

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