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karin
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Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I am looking to translate the word:
"sisters"
or
"sister"
thanks so much
karin

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Annette
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Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 04:10 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I am confused on this also

I know of two translations:
deirféar = sister
deirfiúr = sister

I am not sure which is correct

sorry!
Annette

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Lughaidh
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Username: Lughaidh

Post Number: 232
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Deirfiúr = sister in Standard irish. Deirféar is its genitive form (=of (a) sister).
Sisters > deirfiúracha

Actually, i dunno where does "deirfiúr" come from because in Munster and Connaught they say "driofúr". And in Donegal we say "deirifear" (genitive deirifire or deireafrach), plural deireafracha.

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James
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Username: James

Post Number: 165
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 04:38 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

The second item you give is the noun "sister". The first is the genetive singular form of that noun.

Tá cóta ag an deirfiúr = The sister has a coat


Tá cóta deirféar é = it is the sister's coat

It's possible that I should have used the copula in the second sentence but I'm pretty sure that it's OK as it stands.

Let's see what the others have to say.

Le meas

James

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James
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Post Number: 166
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 04:39 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Looks like Lughaidh beat me to the punch!

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Peadar_Ó_gríofa
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Post Number: 186
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 04:59 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Dearbh-bhráthair > dearbhráthair = "true brother"
I dTuar Mhic Éadaigh: d´r´iha:r´
In Iorras: d´r´iça:r´

Dearbh-shiúr > deirbhshiúr = "true sister."
In Iorras: d´er´hu:r / der´ihu:r

Peadar Ó Gríofa



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