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SG: translation for lucky

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Post May 04 2007, 21:27 PM
kateMcKae
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hi, i am doing a funeral service for a friend whiose father was from scottland. i guess the mans mother called him lucky in gealic when he was a boy, but my friend cant remember what it was. she would like it on a few banners and possibly the headstone if we can find a correct translation. so basically i need a translation for "lucky" any form of luck will help at this point thank you so much!

Kate McKae

 
Post May 04 2007, 21:28 PM
Benjamin
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I'll give it to you in Irish:

Ádh = Lucky

Post May 04 2007, 21:31 PM
kateMcKae
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thanks...umm is there a difference between irish and scottish gaelic? sorry my family is scottish but i dont know much about the old languange

Post May 04 2007, 21:36 PM
Benjamin
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Yes there is a difference to Irish and Scottish Gaelic, just think of it as Portuguese and Spanish.

Irish and Scottish Gaelic are both related, and have similar words:

Irish: Tá mé go maith agus cad é atá tú a dhéanamh
Scottish Gaelic: Tha mi gu math agus dè tha thu a dèanamh
English: I am fine thank you and what are you doing?

Other difference: The accents for Irish and Scottish Gaelic is different:

(á é í ó ú) = Irish
(à è ì ò ù) = Scottish Gaelic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Gaelic

Here is information on Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

Post May 04 2007, 21:40 PM
kateMcKae
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thank you, i hate being uninformed and sounding like and idiot

Post May 04 2007, 21:44 PM
julius
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Hiya, in Gaelic (Scottish) I think it's àghmhor or àdhmhor for lucky, though wait for the SG translators on this.
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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Iúil Ó Cofaigh

Post May 04 2007, 21:53 PM
kateMcKae
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SG translators? please pardon my ignorance, im new here. most of my family is from scottland and i dont know that much about it all

Post May 04 2007, 22:04 PM
SeanMurphy1
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s/g
àghmhor..lucky

wait for more input
Ritheann fear buile trí thuile go dána, ach is minic thug tuile fear buile le fána

Post May 04 2007, 22:07 PM
Redwolf
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Hi Kate,

As Benjamin and Seán mentioned, Irish and Scottish Gaelic are different (though related) languages. Irish is what most of us here have, but a few do have some Scottish Gaelic as well. I've flagged your post "SG" so those of us who have some Gaelic can help you out.

Redwolf

Post May 04 2007, 22:08 PM
Benjamin
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According to my downloaded Gaelic dictionary it is àghmhor

So I can confirm this. :gut:


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