Best tr*nsl*t**n of "for"

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MikeSz
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Best tr*nsl*t**n of "for"

Unread post by MikeSz » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:14 pm

Hello All,

I am in the process of trying to tr*nsl*t* a short 'grace' that is used here in the US among Boy Scouts. It's known as the "Philmont Grace", named after the Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico.

The grace is rather simple: For food, for raiment, for life, for opportunity, for friendship and fellowship, we thank thee, Oh Lord, Amen.

Just wondering what the best tr*nsl*t**n for "for" in this case would be?? I was thinking "airson" (the proper one to use in Manx is "son" which I think is the same form as 'airson').

Thanks in advance!



faoileag
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Re: Best tr*nsl*t**n of "for"

Unread post by faoileag » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:05 pm

Yes, airson + genitive.

Gur math a thèid leat leis - good luck to you with it.



In case you're not familiar with them, here are two very useful dictionaries:

http://www.faclair.com/index.aspx
(online dict.)


http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9Lvr ... edir_esc=y

(print book via google 'search inside' function) > look at the entry for 'taing'.


There's also a useful site with Gaelic prayers etc here:

http://www.rcdai.org.uk/categories/gaelic-prayers.html


See also all the resources linked to this site - click on 'Goireasan' at the top.

MikeSz
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Re: Best tr*nsl*t**n of "for"

Unread post by MikeSz » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:30 pm

Thanks, Faoileag!

I didn't realize the genitive was required after "airson".

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Re: Best tr*nsl*t**n of "for"

Unread post by GunChleoc » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:27 am

You need the genitive becaue historically, it wa formed of two words: air + son. son is a noun.
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