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Suffix “-ist”/”-er”
Posted: 06 October 2015 12:28 PM   Ignore ]  
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Dia daoibh,

Apologies if this has been asked before.

Are there suffixes as Gaeilge which are similar to the English suffixes “ist” and “er”? As the username suggests I’d like to be able to say more than “Imrím an feadóg stain, ach is fearr liom mo trombón” (does it go to “thrombón”?) etc, so how would you say:

trombonist
pianist
trumpeter
motorist
linguist

I’m pretty sure “rothaí” is cyclist, but I can’t picture putting “aí” on the end of trombón etc.

Final question: would “tin whistle player” just “ceoltói feadóg stain” or something similar?

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Posted: 06 October 2015 03:33 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Tá fáilte romhat, a Cheoltóir.  You can find answers to these and lots of other translations at:  http://www.focloir.ie/en/.


Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat.

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Posted: 06 October 2015 05:26 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Go raibh maith agat! I only know of irishdictionaries.ie which appears to have less translations. Amazed that I was right about trombónaí!

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