Gnéithe suimiúla faoin Ghaeilge / Interesting ascpects to Irish

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    féabar
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    I think the fact that feelings are “on you” is really interesting. There’s the idea that if they’re just on you you can get them off. They are not what you are essentially. I also think using the concept of “need” as being something “away from you” is also interesting. Ex…. Tá bia uaim. It is the opposite of the “to have” concept created by the preposition “ag”.

    Tá brón orm. – There’s sorrow on me.
    Tá cara agam. I have a friend Tá cara uaim. – I need a friend.

    #44484
    Deise
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    This book may be of interest, Our Fada by Rossa Ó Snodaigh and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill.
    For review see http://www.lithrioct.com

    #44485
    Lughaidh
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    Must be a typo there, I think it’s “litriocht.com” 🙂

    #44495
    Deise
    Participant

    Sorry about typo.
    Cá fhfuil Gaoth Dobhair ?
    Cad mar geall ar seo, “Sid í í i nGaelge”

    “Is buachaill ó Chluain Meala mé
    Do casadh insa tír seo aréir”

    #44497
    Wee_Falorie_Man
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    A thiarcais!
    I’ve got a couple of questions:

    Who is Crom?

    In what situations would you say, “Dar Crom!” and “In ainm Chroim!“? The dictionary translates these into, “By Jove!” and “In the name of Providence!”, which doesn’t help me at all because those expressions aren’t used in my dialect of English.

    #44500
    Wee_Falorie_Man
    Participant

    Thanks for the answer and the link!

    I’ll do some digging and see if I come with anything. Also, there are some pretty knowledgeable folks around here who might be able to help out with this.

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