help with tr*nsl*t**n

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help with tr*nsl*t**n

Unread postby kdireland » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:50 am

Hi all,

I'm creating a permanent memorial for a 3 year old child, saying something like: "in a star I will be living, in a star I will be laughing''
I speak some Gaelic, but this is too complicated for me. I really want to make sure I have the grammar correct also (since it will be permanent). This site was recommended to me, as I've had some difficulties & rudeness on other sites. I'm hoping someone can help.

Ann an rionnag, tha mi beò Ann an rionnag, tha mi a 'gàireachdainn -OR-

Taobh a-staigh na rionnag, tha mi beò Taobh a-staigh na rionnag, tha mi a 'gàireachdainn

I don't know if 'in' or 'within' is more appropriate, and I think gàire is more like smile, than laugh (gàireachdainn?) or I may be out to lunch entirely.

I know this won't tr*nsl*t* exactly, I'm just confused about which words to use to get the meaning of the verse. I definitely don't know the grammar (I personally speak Gaelic like a preschooler, or Yoda :D )

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Cheers!

Kelly



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help with tr*nsl*t**n

Unread postby GunChleoc » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:09 pm

The future tense is better here, and I added an 's to the beginning for emphasis - sounds more natural:

'S ann an rionnag a bhios mi beò, 's ann an rionnag a bhios mi a' gàireachdainn

And if you want to use old-fashioned grammar:

'S ann an rionnaig a bhios mi beò, 's ann an rionnaig a bhios mi a' gàireachdainn

Or a more high-brow poetic word for "star":

'S ann an reul a bhios mi beò, 's ann an reul a bhios mi a' gàireachdainn

rionnag is more appropriate for a child though I'd day.
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