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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (May-June) » Archive through May 08, 2005 » Dochtuir na bpiast « Previous Next »

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Cailin
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 06:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello! it's me again. I was just wondering is anyone reading/has read 'Dochtuir na bPiast' by Maidhc Dainin O Se? I'm reading it for one of my modules in college and I found it understandable until it got to the part about John Walters the American and the whole business with the Mafia and his wife and son. I don't get it.
I don't use a dictionary when I read because I found that when I did that, it detracted from the reading and was extremely time-consuming. I haven't used a dictionary to read this book and was enjoying it thoroughly but now I feel that maybe I've missed out on some stuff. But anyhoo, does anyone know what happened his wife, and why? I think it's around page 47.

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Cailindoll
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Username: Cailindoll

Post Number: 54
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 06:15 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I don't know, but I just started 'Mura mBuafam - Suathfam' by Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé last night in a book club and after just a few pages his writing seems pretty tough to get through without a dictionary. The dialog parts aren't hard, but the descriptions are. (Even with the dictionary I don't get the title!) Good luck!

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 1286
Registered: 08-2004


Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 06:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Mura mBuafam, Suathfam is a corca dhuibhne saying.
I think it means "(even)If we don't win, we'll shake them". Where's Jonas when he's needed?

Dochtúir na bPiast is one of Maidhc Dainín's I haven't read. But he has a mafia novel about a guy from Corca Dhuibhne who goes over and gets mixed up with the Mafia. Greenhorn, I think it was.

Maidhc Dainín and Dainín Dan (his father) both spent time in Chicago.



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