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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (March-April) » Archive through April 19, 2005 » Need transl. for motto please « Previous Next »

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Marie
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Username: Marie

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi, could anyone tell me how to say/write "you only live once" in gaelic? I´d appreciate it.

marie

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Maidhc Ó G.
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Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 07:52 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Mairtear ach saol amháin.
There may be a better idiomatic or poetic form though.

Maidhc.

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Lughaidh
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Post Number: 253
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 08:17 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Not correct. You would say "ní mhairtear ach saol amháin" at least. When u say "only", u use "ach" but you have to use a negative word before it.

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 1249
Registered: 08-2004


Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 08:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Níos simplí
(Simpler)

Níl ach saol amháin ag aoinne

(Message edited by aonghus on April 09, 2005)

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 486
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Ní mhaireann tú ach uair amháin.

I'd choose "you" over "one" in this, otherwise you'd have:

Ní mhairtear ach uair amháin

which sounds more like a quote from a biology book.

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Marie
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Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 02:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

ok, thanks. Could you say; Níl ach saol amháin agat ?



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