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barddas 
Posted: 03-Jun-2004, 02:31 PM
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This thread is for those that are interested in learning the Irish form of the Gaelic language.
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Posted: 03-Jun-2004, 04:00 PM
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Here's some starter Irish for you! Some helpful phrases that are at or near the beginning level.

PHRASE: Dia duit ar maidin
PRONOUNCED: dee/ah dwit air mod/ging
MEANING: Good morning

PHRASE: An féidir liom cabhru leat?
PRONOUNCED: on fay-durr lum cow-roo lat?
MEANING: May I help you?

PHRASE: An bhfuil tu ag lorg duine eigin?
PRONOUNCED: on will two egg lurg dinn-eh aig-ginn
MEANING: Are you looking for someone?

PHRASE: Ta me are meisce
PRONOUNCED: taw/may/air/mesh-keh
MEANING: I am very drunk

PHRASE: Ta me ar buille
PRONOUNCED: taw/may/air/bool-yeh
MEANING: I am very angry

PHRASE: Ta me tuirseach
PRONOUNCED: taw/may/tier-shock
MEANING: I am tired

PHRASE: Slán agus beannacht leat
PRONOUNCED: slawn og/us ban/ockt lat
MEANING: Goodbye and blessings on you


and with that... Slán!


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Posted: 03-Jun-2004, 06:34 PM
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That was very amusing. I hope you post more phrases, I am very interested in learning irish gaelic


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Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 11:02 PM
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Go raibh maith agat...for starting this forum

Great Idea and a good source for those of us who have been trying to learn Gaeilge on their own. I've been trying for the last 6 month.

Síochán,
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Dia Duit Everyone!

Go mba seacht bhfearr a bheas tu bliain o inniu!

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