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Tjtheturtle
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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 09:06 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi, my name is Mara and I was wondering if somebody could please help me with a translation. I am planning on getting a tattoo soon and I wanted it to be in Irish. If someobdy could please translate "Free as a bird" into irish, I would be most appreciative. Thank you
~Mara

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Posted From: 213.94.247.111
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Chomh saor le héan

chomh _________ le = as ______ as a
saor = free
éan = bird

"le" prefixes a "h" to a vowel.

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Seán a' Chaipín (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post Print Post

That's grammatically correct but I don't like the sound of it. Perhaps it might be more natural in Irish to say:

Saor mar éan

(free like a bird)

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Tjtheturtle
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Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Somebody some place else told me that
"Chomh saor le héan" was the translation, so that's another person that said that, but I'm still not fully convinced that its the translation, 'cause I don't wanna get stuck with a tattoo that isnt the right translation...

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Tjtheturtle
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Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

P.S. "Free as a bird" is from the song "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. That's 'free like a bird' won't work...

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Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2004 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

quote:

Somebody some place else told me that
"Chomh saor le héan" was the translation, so that's another person that said that, but I'm still not fully convinced that its the translation, 'cause I don't wanna get stuck with a tattoo that isnt the right translation...


It's perfectly grammatically correct:

Chomh soar le héan


As free as a bird: Chomh saor le héan
Free Bird: Éan Saor
The Free Bird: An tÉan Saor
Free like a bird: Saor cosúil le hÉan

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Tjtheturtle
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Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 07:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Can somebody tell me how to pronounce it, please?
-Mara



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