tr*nsl*t**n help please

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tr*nsl*t**n help please

Unread postby chrisp » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:53 am

Hello,

I recently made a sgian dubh and wanted to give it a name, maybe even etch the name on the blade.

I've named the knife "Hearts Edge"

-- Anyone know the proper gaelic tr*nsl*t**n? I've looked up the literal tr*nsl*t**n of each word but I want to get it right and convey the sort of double meaning I'm trying to imply: as in the sharpy side of a blade, and the limit of what your heart can take regarding "the feels". I know nothing about gaelic other than the fact that it is a tough language to understand and speak. Any thoughts?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: tr*nsl*t**n help please

Unread postby MarcMacUilleim » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:14 am

Faobhar a' Chridhe - edge of the heart.

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Re: tr*nsl*t**n help please

Unread postby GunChleoc » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:16 pm

Marc's tr*nsl*t**n is for a knife's edge. The general word for "edge" is "oir", but it isn't used with knives. So, it isn't possible to convey the ambiguity that you want.
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Re: tr*nsl*t**n help please

Unread postby chrisp » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:33 am

That's part of the difficulty in my request, I understand. Though I do like the combination Marc has responded with and how it translates. I suppose I may have to resign myself to the idea that the two notions I want to combine don't overlap cleanly in gaelic, since there are different words for each definition of 'edge', as opposed to the one word in English having different meanings.

I expect I will use Marcs phrase and allow myself to know what I mean by it :D

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Re: tr*nsl*t**n help please

Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:49 pm

Sounds like a plan :)
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Re: tr*nsl*t**n help please

Unread postby faoileag » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:24 am

'Blade of the heart' has a certain edge to it... :spors:


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