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Rockhead21564
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Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 09:23 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

I am writing a book and want to use the following phrase;

Yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no evil. Fore, I am Gods hammer given unto Gabriel. Evil shall tremble when the rings, fore righteousness shall prevail in the darkness.

I know it's long, but I appreciate the help and knowledge. Thank you.

Thomas Teeling

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Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:22 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Do you mean "For"? Also when the rings makes no sense. When the rings do what?

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Rockhead21564
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Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 12:04 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

"the hammer rings" and yes, "for" would be correct. Too busy writing to actually look at it yet,lol. Thank you

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 06:08 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Well few people here are fluent in "Old English" or whatever the hell that is. So I suggest:

Old English -> English -> Irish

1: Yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no evil. For, I am God's hammer given unto Gabriel. Evil shall tremble when the hammer rings, for righteousness shall prevail in the darkness.

2: Yes, though I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no evil. For I am God's hammer bestowed upon Gabriel. Evil shall tremble when the hammer rings, for righteousness shall prevail in the darkness.

3: Cinnte, cé go siúlim trí ghleann an bháis, ní bheidh eagla orm roimh aon olcas. Mar is mé casúr Dé a bronnadh ar Ghabriel. Beidh olcas ar chrith nuair a chlingeann an casúr, mar is fíréantacht a bheidh faoi réim sa dorchadas.

aon olcas / olcas ar bith : I'm not sure which would be best suited, or even if "olc" would be better.

is mé casúr Dé : Not sure if that sounds right. My first thought was "is mise casúr Dé", but that sounded too emphasized. I'm not used to using "mé" with a noun which is definite; for instance I've done "is fear mé", but never the likes of "is mé an fear" -- I've always used "is mise an fear" in its place, though I don't think it's appropriate here.

clingeann : a bit of poetic license here. One usually uses the verb "buail" here, which translates as "hit", for instance "ring the bell" = "buail an clog", but I don't think it suits here. I wanted to get across the actuall ringing noise as I feel that it has a much different effect from simply saying "hit".



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