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Help me? A writer in need

Unread postby IllegalStopSign » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:01 pm

Hello. I need a little hlep with a few things.

I need to know how to say these sentences in Scottish Gaelic;

See? See? I told you she was funny.

So you did, child.

Can anyone help me on this? Thanks in advance and sorry if it's an inconvenience. ):

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Unread postby neoni » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:09 pm

eilidh? cò tha seo?


i'd say something like;

"Ga fhaicinn? Ga fhaicinn? Thuirt mi gun robh i èibhinn!

'S tu a thuirt, 'ille."

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Unread postby IllegalStopSign » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:11 pm

neoni wrote:eilidh? cò tha seo?


i'd say something like;

"Ga fhaicinn? Ga fhaicinn? Thuirt mi gun robh i èibhinn!

'S tu a thuirt, 'ille."


:D thank you so much!

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Unread postby neoni » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:16 pm

one thing though, "'ille" is masculine. if it's being directed to a girl i'm not positive what they'd say :(

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Unread postby IllegalStopSign » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:22 pm

neoni wrote:one thing though, "'ille" is masculine. if it's being directed to a girl i'm not positive what they'd say :(


Oh it's fine, it was directed at a boy, anyhow.

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Unread postby neoni » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:24 pm

nae problem ma thà

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Unread postby Coinneach Cìr » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:28 pm

neoni wrote:'S tu a thuirt, 'ille."

You've got the wrong verb there, thuirt is said not did! :)
Go with 'S tu a rinn, 'ille.

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Unread postby IllegalStopSign » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:30 pm

Coinneach Cìr wrote:
neoni wrote:'S tu a thuirt, 'ille."

You've got the wrong verb there, thuirt is said not did! :)
Go with 'S tu a rinn, 'ille.


Thank you!

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Unread postby neoni » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:30 pm

bha mise a' smaoineachadh "'s tu a thuirt (gun robh i èibhinn)"

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Unread postby Coinneach Cìr » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:35 pm

IllegalStopSign wrote:Thank you!

No worries 8-)
neoni wrote:bha mise a' smaoineachadh "'s tu a thuirt (gun robh i èibhinn)"

Tha sin ceart gu leòr.

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Unread postby Stìophan » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:26 am

I would use a bhalaich instead of 'ille as balach usually refers to younger boys than gille does, plus I've heard many Gaels use it, I've never heard 'ille used in this context.

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Unread postby Níall Beag » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:24 am

Coinneach Cìr wrote:
neoni wrote:'S tu a thuirt, 'ille."

You've got the wrong verb there, thuirt is said not did! :)
Go with 'S tu a rinn, 'ille.

Aye, but yisin "did" as ae placeholder for ony auld verb is well English and ane owerliteral tr*nsl*t**n, eh no?

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Unread postby An Gobaire » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:25 am

I must say, I don't think "ga fhaicinn? ga fhaicinn?" iis how one would express "see? See?" in this context. But it depends on whether the "see" is short for "Did you see that?" or "Can you see that?"

In this context, "see" could mean "Do you believe me now?"

Anyway, what about tr*nsl*t*ng it without the question mark...

"Seall sin!"
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Unread postby Stìophan » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:42 pm

I'm with An Gobaire here! :)

I would say:

Seall, seall, thuirt mi gun robh i èibhinn,

'S tu a thuirt, a bhalaich
8-)

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Unread postby Seonaidh » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:03 pm

Well, "Seall, seall" is probably preferable to "Faic, faic"...

And a bit shorter than, e.g., "Seallaidh tu, seallaidh tu"...


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