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Post January 06 2004, 0:33 AM
New Arrival
Posts: 9
just out of curiosity, but what do you think is the most beautiful word in gaelic? if you could include what it is in english, that would be nice, because i really haven't the slightest grasp of this language.
oh, my beautiful liar...

Post January 06 2004, 0:45 AM
Scéalaí Mór
Posts: 2279
pionta = pints


Post January 06 2004, 2:30 AM
Posts: 364
I love the way ... anamchara ... rolls off the tongue :blume:

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I'm sorry, wasn't thinking just now ---


It translates to soul friend, but has various "meanings" to many people. I love the sound of the word.
Words stick to walls, she said.
They are alive and must be revered and softened, for they dwell wherever they land, wherever they travel. Even in stone and flesh.
---- Frank MacEowan

Post January 06 2004, 4:56 AM
Posts: 139
I like aingeal, which is pretty obviously angel. :D

Post January 06 2004, 5:11 AM
Laoch na nGael
Posts: 882
What does anamchara mean?

personally i like two words that I find go together well...

Dubh Chroí

(Dove khree)
Pleased to meet you, take my hand. There is no way back from here.

Post January 06 2004, 11:10 AM
Scríbhneoir d'Éigean
Posts: 23921
anamchara is a spiritual advisor (lit. friend to the soul)
Is é Christian Stoehr mo chroí
Dáta pósadh: 16 Deireadh Fómhair 2010

Post January 06 2004, 12:44 PM
Aistritheoir Cíocrach
Posts: 16141
I like muna - kind of sad i know :lach:

Post January 06 2004, 12:56 PM
Laoch na nGael
Posts: 507
Not only the word but also the meaning (and I'm not being political about it either, I just like the word & meaning)

saoirse freedom


Post January 06 2004, 15:31 PM
ÓBroin anFiach
Posts: 3630
I like the word Naomh

it means Saint
Ní bheidh Éire shaor ar síocháin choíche, agus gan an ceart, ní féidir an tsíocháin a bheith ann.
Tomás Ó Broin
Learning Irish since October 2003

Post January 06 2004, 16:34 PM
Getting Addicted
Posts: 42
LOL, funny story. My vice princapal is from Galway and when she was talking to students and needed a minute she would say "bumaite amhain gasuirí" which translates to "one moment students", but because of the accent, it sounds like she is sayine "bumaite amahin glasraí" which sounds like she is calling all the students vegtables!

Mic leinn is presently my favorite word. It is like college student. I am going to learn IRISH! YEay!
Is fearr gaeilge briste ná bearla cliste.
Come look at my board, it's only a baby, so be nice:P


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