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how do you say "little boy"

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Post May 21 2005, 0:58 AM
New Arrival
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How do you say "little boy" in gaelic? My son is 6 months and I want to start calling him it....please give me the name and how to say it..thank you![/b]

Post May 21 2005, 1:02 AM
Andúileach IGTF
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A bhuachaill beag
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post May 21 2005, 1:05 AM
Posts: 3693
a rough phonetic rendering would be

ah BOO-kay-ill bug
Tá mé ag foghlaim i gcónaí. With translations, it is best to wait for someone more adept than I to confirm.
When the one man loves the one woman, and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels leave Heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy.

Post May 21 2005, 1:07 AM
Ard-Banríon na Ráiméise
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You can also say "a bhuachaillín"


Post May 21 2005, 1:20 AM
Getting Addicted
Posts: 57
If it's your son you can use that lovely wee tradition of using derogatory terms to show your endearment,

mo phiteogín- <mo FITCH-yo-geen> my little weasel (actually a kinda compliment, considering Celtic adoration of the weasel)

mo stocachaín- < mo SToch-a-geen> my little lad/knockabout
mo scuigín - <mo skig-een> my little hoodlum

You can also just take his name and add the postfix 'ín' <een> to imply youth and ownership.

the phonetics are in the Ulster- read 'best'- dialect
hope these may inspire you and many years of happiness to you and your child
slán, Conchúr

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