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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through September 27, 2004 » Goitse! « Previous Next »

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zed (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Goitse!

What exactly does this word mean? Am I correct in thinking it's mainly a Tir Chonaill expression?

GRMA

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Tomás (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 01:01 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

ZED, -- Tá ceart agat! Goitse is mainly a Tír Chonaill expression. It means 'Come here.'

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Phouka
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Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

My Irish on Your Own book notes that it's just used in Ulster irish -- as Tomás noted, it means something like 'come here', or 'c'mon'

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Tomás (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 08:36 am:   Edit Post Print Post

ZED, -- In Conamara (and elsewhere), you will hear Gaeilgeoirí say "Tar i leith" for "c'mon" and "Gabh i leith" for "go on." "Tar i leith" is pronounced as "TAR LYUH" and "Gabh i leith" is pronounced as "GULL YUH."

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Diarmo
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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 09:48 am:   Edit Post Print Post

it is the Donegal rendition of gabh anseo!



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