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Date Posted: 17:43:22 02/16/04 Mon
Author: Gearoid Scola`i
Author Host/IP: netcache-3003.bay.webtv.net / 209.240.205.62
Subject: Re: Translation----- Please.!!!!!
In reply to: Brian O'Cathain 's message, "Re: Translation----- Please.!!!!!" on 02:13:49 02/16/04 Mon

>>Hi, to all.
>>
>>I am posting with an Irish Lass, From Limerick, and
>>now living in the Scottish Highlands. But she speaks
>>both forms of Gaeilge. Although we post to each other
>>in English, She usually throws in afew lines of
>>Gaeilge. I do my best, with my Dictionary, But either
>>can't find alot of the words, or don't understand the
>>"meaning" (???). Can anyone help in translating this:
>>
>>
>>"Gur ann an America tha sinn an drsd',
>>Fo dhubhar na coille, nach teirig gu brth.
>>'N uair dh'fhalbhas an dlachd 's a thionndaidh's am
>>blths,
>>Bithidh cnothan, bidh bhlan 's bithidh an sicar
>>a'fs."
>>
>> Go raibh m`ile maith agat.....
>>Gearoid
>Da dhuit ars, a Ghearid
>Your lass seems to be writing in a mixture of Irish
>and Scots Gaelic. My Scots Gaelic is very rusty but I
>will try and do the best I can!
>
>Its over to America that we are??going??
>Dont ever go into the darkness of the woods
>At the harvesting of the dulse(seaweed)and the
>frothing of the waves
>There will be nuts and apples and the ???sugar?? will
>be growing
>
>I'm sure that I have missed out on some of the finer
>points of meaning.
>Is mise Brian



Thanks, Brian.....

If you or any one else can help me on this also, it shall be appreciated again. The forum the Lass and I are posting on is public and they do not allow private messages or the exchange of e-mail addresses. Although we both want to do this, we don't know how. So, I have come up with the idea of inserting my e-mail address in Irish Gaelic in the midst of a Scottish Gaelic romance poem. I would hope the Irish Gaelic words would stand out to the trained-eye. My address on this Board is "Public" so there is no problem here. So, I was wondering if anyone here could do it also to make sure I did it right. Or if you had any other suggestions. The Gaelic words have no "meaning" belonging in the Scottish Poem. Its kinda like a Cyrpto-Gram.!!! Anyway here is the poem. Please tell me what you can decypher. You are looking for "ontopalways at Webtv.net--Gary Scully.....:

"A chuilean mo r`uin,
Dean fuireach mar tha thu,
Ar barr, 's tu an
g'conai, dr`asd an `ait `ur.
Bidh digearan lion againn,
l`an beairteis
' us cliu'
'S ma Tv bhios Tu 'nad.
Chan eil ann cho
se`olia
Ris an gearoid or fhoghar
's am fonn air scola`i S abachadh
Chan e nach d`eanainn d`ain dhuit,
nach cuirinn cainnt ann an `ordugh."

Thanks, Ya'll....

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  • Re: Translation----- Please.!!!!! -- Linda McCue, 10:10:09 05/05/04 Wed
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