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Translation for " Gentle Giant "

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Post February 04 2004, 0:57 AM
Robert McIntyre
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Please translate for a Tattoo - " Gentle Giant". God Bless you and Your Family For the Help.
Bob

 
Post February 04 2004, 0:59 AM
ÓBroin anFiach
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Fathach Chaoin

I do believe, but there are many forms of "gentle" so wait for some other input. :wink:
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 February 04 2004, 1:09 AM
Ailill
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ÓBroin anFiach wrote:Fathach Chaoin

I do believe, but there are many forms of "gentle" so wait for some other input. :wink:


Is fathach a feminine noun?? 8O
"Tá an saol mór lán den fhilíocht ag an té dar dual a thuigbheáil agus ní thráfaidh an tobar go deo na ndeor."
Seosamh Mac Grianna, Mo Bhealach Féin

Post February 04 2004, 1:17 AM
ÓBroin anFiach
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no, fathach is a masculine noun. Why? I screwed it up didn't I?
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 February 04 2004, 1:38 AM
Ailill
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ÓBroin anFiach wrote:no, fathach is a masculine noun. Why? I screwed it up didn't I?


Only a bit.

It should be:

Fathach Caoin

After a feminine noun, the adjective takes a "h". After a masculine noun it don't need one. There is one exception I think "fir mhóra" but don't worry about that for now.

Remember it this way:

Fear maith
Bean mhaith
"Tá an saol mór lán den fhilíocht ag an té dar dual a thuigbheáil agus ní thráfaidh an tobar go deo na ndeor."
Seosamh Mac Grianna, Mo Bhealach Féin

Post February 04 2004, 1:43 AM
Brian
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Did you ever read my dissertation on séimhiú's in the Grammar section here.

I think it works well because I was coming from a position of ignorance

Post February 04 2004, 10:00 AM
Méabh
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I agree, the Séimhiú text is very well done, especially for beginners.

ftopic7339.html

go to page two of the link above
Is é Christian Stoehr mo chroí
Dáta pósadh: 16 Deireadh Fómhair 2010

Post February 04 2004, 23:18 PM
ÓBroin anFiach
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Ailill wrote:
ÓBroin anFiach wrote:no, fathach is a masculine noun. Why? I screwed it up didn't I?


Only a bit.

It should be:

Fathach Caoin

After a feminine noun, the adjective takes a "h". After a masculine noun it don't need one. There is one exception I think "fir mhóra" but don't worry about that for now.

Remember it this way:

Fear maith
Bean mhaith


grmma, Ailill, I'll have to jot that one down! :mrgreen:
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 March 25 2007, 12:31 PM
suzi2364
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I have just found this website this mornin. My husband has just bought a St. Bernard pup and wants to name him Gentle Giant.
From the above info., I believe Fathach Caoin is the Gaelic translation.
Can you confirm this and please show me how to pronounce it.
Thanks a million!!!!!
Suzanne

Post March 25 2007, 12:46 PM
Brian
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Wow, Suzi- you sure did find an old post!


Maybe we could revisit


Gentle Giant


I'm going to suggest

Fathach Uasal


in your case.


Uasal can mean both

gentle
and noble

and I think it may suit a St Bernard.
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.


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