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Posted: 10-Feb-2008, 11:27 PM
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Sounds like she took several semisters in Gaeilge! wink.gif
I just kills me to see others take to it so easily. I constantly struggle, but keep on trying! I think back to my school days when I was taking a nap in English grammar and wish I paid attention. bangin.gif


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Posted: 11-Feb-2008, 11:16 PM
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After exhausting many resources, grammar books, flash cards, on-line sites, I've come up with what I think is a very close translation.
Here it is:

Éireoidh mé agus rachaidh mé anois, agus rachaidh mé go h-Inis Fraoigh!

Éireoidh mé - I will arise
agus - and
rachaidh mé - I will go
anois - now
agus - and
rachaidh mé go h-Inis Fraoigh! - go to Innis Free ( Lit. I will go to Innis Free)

Phonetics:
Éireoidh mé - air-rig may (air-ree may in the north)
agus - ah gus (quick)
rachaidh mé - rawk-ig may (rawk-ee may, north)
anois - ah-nish (quick)
rachaidh mé go h-Inis Fraoigh - rwak-ig may guh hinnish free

The Isle of Inis Fraoigh is a real place and spoken of fondly by Yeats. Here are some links that are of interest:

http://www.donegalislands.com/inishfreetheisland.html

http://wikimapia.org/5959088/Inis_Fraoigh (really cool map)

http://www.discoverireland.ie/di/resultsen...2456&CountyID=9

http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-50...-Innisfree.html

Sorry for the sentimental departure but This one of the places I wish to spend some time when my wife and I visit Ireland.

Your comments on the translation and phonetics are welcome!



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Posted: 14-Feb-2008, 11:39 PM
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OK, looks like there is very little interest in this thread. I thought after reading some of the previous posts, that there were a few that wanted to learn the language. It's too bad because after we got things going, I paid for the premium membership. Oh well, live and learn!

I wish you all the best.
Slán agat!
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Posted: 16-Feb-2008, 02:47 PM
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Dia dhuit. Tá Brón orm. I am attending college for now. My first two classes were easy and had allowed me to check on this forum. I will come back to this forum though of course. I am still interested in learning Irish Gaelic. I even purchased more learning material, CD's and books. From time to time I will drop in, but for now it seems my English courses in college need looking after, I never liked disecting English.
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Posted: 16-Feb-2008, 03:03 PM
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Here's one:


Nach breá an lá é?

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Posted: 16-Feb-2008, 04:18 PM
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Yeah! You're back!!
I'll get right to work on that one.

Slán go fóill
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Posted: 16-Feb-2008, 05:11 PM
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I'm in the same boat as Devlin. I'll drop in from time to time...and after next week I'll have me textbook!!!


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Posted: 16-Feb-2008, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for hanging in there Ash! I'm sure now that things will start to move along.

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Posted: 16-Feb-2008, 05:33 PM
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OK Devlin. Here ya go:
Nach breá an lá é?
Isn't it a fine day?

Nach is used to form a negative question.

answer: Is breá an lá é!
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Posted: 16-Feb-2008, 10:33 PM
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Barr-thar barr!


It's a fine day.

Tá , cinnte. Cad as duit? (Tah, keente. Cahd ahs wutz?)


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Posted: 17-Feb-2008, 01:43 AM
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Is as Boston mé ach tá mé i mo chónaí i Port Angeles anois. Agus tú fein?

Iss as Boston may ack taw may i muh hoe-nie i Port Angeles anish. Ah-gus too fayn?



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Posted: 17-Feb-2008, 01:46 AM
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Question.. Is Barr thar barr like saying tip-top or something like that?
Haven't heard that one before.
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Dia duit! biggrin.gif Conas atá tú
Hello! How are you?



I don't have alot of Irish but would like to learn. I've been studying Scottish gaelic so I may get confused. Here is a chart of codes I use for Irish. After awhile you memorize them. thumbs_up.gif cool.gif




Á alt 0193 á alt 0225
É alt 0201 é alt 0233
Í alt 0205 í alt 0237
Ó alt 0211 ó alt 0243
Ú alt 0218 ú alt 0250

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Posted: 21-Feb-2008, 10:46 PM
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Dia's Muire duit! Tá mé go maith, agus tú féin

Thank you for the information regarding fadas. I have my keyboard set up to the EN(United Kingdom) configuration and fadas are as simple as hitting Alt+the vowel. The info you provided will be useful to anyone who cannot enable their keyboards the way I did so it is much appreciated!

Hope to see you on the Irish site more often.

Slán agus beannacht!
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Posted: 22-Feb-2008, 05:36 PM
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Anyone have any recomendations for a beginner program for learning Irish Gaelic.

JIM (mainopsman)


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