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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through November 11, 2004 » B'eo liom ??? « Previous Next »

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MSG (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 82.69.43.128
Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 01:24 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

In An t-Oileánach, what does this mean?

B'eo liom...

Not that I understand much of the rest of it either.....

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Pádraig
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Post Number: 32
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 01:00 am:   Edit Post Print Post

On the island?

Or are you asking about B'eo liom?

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Alevans
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Post Number: 138
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 07:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"In An t-Oileánach, what does this mean?

B'eo liom..."

I think you need to include some context -- by itself, "b'eo liom" is not very specific. It's probably something like, "So here I am, ...." or "So there I was, ..." -- i.e., a story-telling phrase to introduce a sentence.

--Al Evans

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 225
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 09:20 am:   Edit Post Print Post

It's an contraction of "Ba eo liom". Haven't a clue what "eo" means though. The closet I've ever heard to it is "B'eol dom" = "I knew".

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Celtoid
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"eo" means "this". I'm pretty sure "seo" is actually a contraction of "Is eo" (this is). So "b'eo" would mean "this was...".

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Antóin (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2004 - 06:32 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

"B'eo liom"

As I understand it means

"Off with me" in the sense of "off I went"

or "Away with me / Away I went"

Jonas could probably explain the construction.

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MSG (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 82.69.43.131
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2004 - 02:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

GRMMA, Antóin and Al. I think from the context that you're both right.

It's not got anything to do with "b'eol" although it was a good guess.

Míle buíochas. Now I have to tackle the other 50% of the book nach dtuigim i gceart....

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 05:45 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Sea, tarlaíonn a leithéid scaití leis an bhforainmn taispeántach:

B'eo < ba sheo;
B'in < ba shin;
B'in é < ba shin é = ba é sin;
B'iud é < ba shiúd = ba é seo+siúd;

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MSG (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 01:08 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Glinn soiléir anois, a Sheosaimh. Go dté tú slán is go leagaidh Dia do naimhde!!

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Celtoid
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Post Number: 46
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 08:11 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Seo liom. - "Here I go."

B'eo liom. - "Here I went."?

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 09:20 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Sea a Cheltoid, agus aimsir chaite na scéalaíochta i bhfeidhm chomh maith le 'B'eo liom'. 'As I roved out one fine May morning ...'
Thagair Al Evans dó thuas. Al mentioned it above. It can have and often does have such a message, even without the 'B' preceding it: 'Seo liom ...
English: Here I am going down the road and what/who did I run into but ...



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