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Translation: "invisible cages cannot confine"

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Post January 18 2007, 13:48 PM
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I'm hoping to get a tattoo, and want to go back to Irish roots (Co. Armagh!) with a Gaelic translation of:

"invisible cages cannot confine"

Somebody please help!

Post January 18 2007, 14:02 PM
Andúileach IGTF
Posts: 13575
Just to get the ball rolling
Ní bheith ag coinneáil caighin/éanadáin dofheicthe.
Definitely wait for more inputs since it's for a tattoo, btw I have two options for cages (caighin and éanadáin) but I'm not quite sure which one is the more suitable here.
Tá an domhan uile ina stáitse agus teastaíonn cleachtadh go géar ón mórchuid againn.
-Seán Ó Cathasaigh
Stupidity has a certain charm --
ignorance does not.


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Post January 18 2007, 14:08 PM
It's a tough one as Irish seems to prefer either a subject or an object or both... '

My learner's stab at it would be
Ní chuirtear faoi ghlas i gcaighin dofheicthe

wait for others

Post January 18 2007, 14:31 PM
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If you think it would work better in Gaelic if it were rejigged around slightly (but still with the same message) let me know, that would be great. Thanks!

Post January 18 2007, 14:55 PM
Scríbhneoir d'Éigean
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Here's another take on it:

Ní chuibhríonn caighean dofheicthe.
An invisible cage does not confine.

Post January 18 2007, 15:10 PM
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I like that one, it's more concise. I'd like to get the idea of a cage not actually being ABLE to confine rather than the fact that it simply doesn't. Let me know your thoughts. Ta

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