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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through September 27, 2004 » In need of proper translation and grammar « Previous Next »

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Paul McKeever (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 01:26 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello
I am in need of proper translation and grammar correction for the following phrase.
"Remember our dead brothers", translated; "Cuimhne Marbh Bra'thair".I have translated it using a dictionary, however I am unsure if it is correct. This phrase is going to tatooed on my arm with a picture of a crying dalmation looking at a firefighters helmet, hence the reason for correct translation. I would greatly appreciate any assistance.
Thank You
Paul McKeever

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 144
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 04:08 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"Cuimhnímis ar ár mbraithre marbha"

would be Let us remember our dead brothers, which is closest to the sense you want, I think.

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Username: Fear_na_mbróg

Post Number: 114
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 08:35 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Spelled correctly:

Cuimhnímis ar ár mbráithre marbha

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A Aonghuis, cén difríocht atá idir:

Cuimhímis

agus:

Go gcuimhní muid
Go gcuimhnímid

?

Agus cén fath go n-úsáideann tú "bráithre" in ionad "deartháireacha"?

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Ba í mo chéad smaointese ná:

Go gcuimhní muid ar ár ndeartháireacha marbha

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Paul,

Wait 'til all the responses come in on this!

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 147
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Cuimhnímis Modh Orduitheach (imperative)
Go gcuimhní Modh Fhoshuiteach (wish form)

"bráithre" a usáidtear do daoine nach bhfuil gaol colainne eatharthu.

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 116
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Okay, so the finished product:

Cuimhnímis ar ár mbráithre marbha

Or alternately you get it written in old script like so:

Cuiṁnímis ar ár mbráiṫre marḃa



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