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Username: Antaine

Post Number: 170
Registered: 10-2004

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 10:38 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

okay...i'm almost done with the oil painting that I'm going to donate for Daltaí to raffle off. I have a first draft of the inscription on the back. below is my attempt to translate, and what my intent was in english. if someone could give this the once-over i'd appreciate it.

Léireann an pictiúr seo Ethel, an bunaitheoir Dhaltaí na Gaeilge. Tá a bhua a fógartha ag Raifterí, an file dall, agus Eamonn de Valera, a throid an teanga a shábháil.

Tá an Bradan Feasa, an siombail Dhaltaí na Gaeilge, ar a sciath, agus tá seamróga in a lámh eile. Tá siombailí crá croí ag Gaeilge faoi a cosa. Is siombailí ag an monarcacht sasanach an leon marbh agus an rós. Is siombail an brat oraiste frithbhirt Éireannach ag an teanga, agus ba uirlis an bata scór scrios as glúiní óige Éireannach.

This painting depicts Ethel, founder of Daltaí na Gaeilge. Her victory is heralded by Raftery, the blind poet, and Eamonn de Valera, who fought to save the language.

On her shield is the Salmon of Knowledge, the symbol of Daltaí na Gaeilge, and in her other hand are shamrocks, a symbol of Ireland. Under her feet are symbols of detriments to the Irish language. The slain lion and rose are symbols of the English monarchy. The orange drape is a symbol of Irish resistence to the language, and the tally stick was a tool to expunge the language from generations of Irish youth.

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