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Jordan (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 11:55 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Hi again. So I ended up getting this, and I'd like to be clear on something before I begin to take it as Irish gospel, so to speak. Heh.

The authors all have Irish names, and I think it says printed at the Ulster university. It also says it's based on the Collins Gem Irish dictionary.

Anyhow, the entry for 'how are you?' (Ulster version, as that is the dialect I'd like to learn), is 'cad é mar atá tú?'. Daltaí's version is 'Caidé mar tá tú?'

Is this dictionary using the Irish government's 'standard', or what?

Please help. Thanks.

Nollaig Shona!

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Ó_diocháin
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Post Number: 62
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 06:00 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Jordan, a chara,
"Cad é mar atá tú?" reflects standard spelling.
"Caidé mar tá tú?" uses standard spelling conventions to reflect Ulster pronunciation.
I'm a learner of the Ulster dialect myself, but I strongly support the idea of using the standard spelling - for a whole list of reasons which I haven't time to bore you with at the moment.
Nollaig shona duitse!
Chris

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Tomás (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 12:10 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Jordan, a chara, -- Feiceann tú chomh maith "Goidé mar atá tú?" Aontaím le Chris. Úsáid an litríocht chaighdeán.

You also will see "Goidé mar atá tú?" I agree with Chris. Use the standard spelling.

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Tomasocarthaigh
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Both should be used, as the meanings are easily understood.

In my humble opinion!!!!!!!!!!



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