Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> An Irish Birthday, Birthday wishes and songs
Bookmark and Share
Danann 
Posted: 08-Jul-2004, 12:09 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 526
Joined: 02-Dec-2003
ZodiacHolly

Realm: Alabama

female





There are two equally good ways to say "Happy Birthday!" in Irish:

* Breithlá Sona! (BREH-LAW SO-nuh)

* Lá Breithe Sona! (LAW BREH-huh SO-nuh)

Two ways to say "May you live to be 100!"

* Go maire tú an céad! (guh MA-ruh too uhn KYAYD)

* Go dté tú an céad! (guh JAY too uhn KYAYD)

... And a year for repentance!

* ... Agus bliain chun aithrí! (AH-guhs BLEE-ihn khoon A-hree)

Other useful expressions:

* Go maire tú an lá! (guh MA-ruh too uhn LAW) = Congratulations! Many happy returns!

* Sláinte agus saol chugat! (SLAWN-chuh ah-guhs SEEL KHU-guht) = Health and long life to you!

* Cén aois atá tú? (KAYN EESH uh-TAW too) = How old are you?

* Tá tú an-óg fós! (TAW too AHN-OHG FOHS) = You're still very young!

The Happy Birthday Song in Irish

Here it's sung to Séamas. Just replace "a Shéamais" with your friend's name and belt it out, preferably in a public place. "Go raibh tú sona inniu" (guh REHV too SO-nuh in-YOO) literally means "May you be happy today".

Go raibh tú sona inniu,
Go raibh tú sona inniu,
Go raibh tú sona, a Shéamais,
Go raibh tú sona inniu!


--------------------
So, I have an new site that is pretty neat, Check out Dannah's Home Page

Also, for original storys or thoughts from me, check out my blog: Dannah's Blog
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topic Quick ReplyStart new topicStart Poll


 








Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
©2014 Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Celtic Graphics ©2014, Cari Buziak


Link to CelticRadio.net!
Link to CelticRadio.net
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.


[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medival Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt