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Ray (rb-ppp198.monmouth.com - 209.191.8.21)
Posted on Friday, August 06, 1999 - 10:44 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Im sorry to bother you but I an faced with a dilemma. I am trying to find the
Gaelic translatiuon of a few English words. Every on-line dictionary I find
only tells you what the Gaelic word means in english. You probably know how
long that can take looking for an English word in every description.
here are a few of the words I am looking to translate:
sunrise, dawn, morning,or anything like that. Thank you and I hope you can
help.

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Rath (sl-tc-ppp119.monmouth.com - 209.191.48.120)
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 1999 - 01:05 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

A Rae, a chara,

It is a pleasure, not a bother to share mo chuid Gaeilge.
One of the first list I received from a teacher included some lovely ways to say sunrise
Basically
maidin - is morning
an mhaidin - is the morning
lá - is day
lae - as used below would mean 'of the day'
éirí (na) gréine - is simply rising of the sun, éirí is rising and gréine is the genitive form of sun

But even nicer are these:
breacadh an lae -
breaking of the day; 'breacadh' does not mean breaking; here it means a lightening of color
fáinne an lae -
dawning of the day; a fáinne is a ring, or halo
súil an lae -
this one is really beautiful because súil is an eye

hope you can use these
Rath
(n.b. Seán - your lists are put to good use!)

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MrXray69
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 1999 - 08:14 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

thank you for such a quick response. Unfortunatly none of the words that you were able to translate fit into the application I was doing. I guess its back to the old drawing board.
Thanks again.....

Ray
MrXray69@aol.com

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wm.fuller (199.80.100.23 - 199.80.100.23)
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 1999 - 12:17 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

a chairde: gabh mo leithsceal, ta me ag scriobh as Bearla anois. Translate itself is a word not always to be taken literally. Perhaps if the situation our friend Ray wants to express in Irish Gaelic can be described , then someone will produce a grammatically sound way of saying it in Irish so beautifully as to be an improvement upon Bearla!...Slán, wm.fuller

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