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 Post subject: A new wind blows
PostPosted: Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:07 pm 
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So, the word for wind is gaoth.
The phrase Ta gaoth orm literally means "Wind is on me".
Would this be a way of saying "I farted"??


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 Post subject: Re: A new wind blows
PostPosted: Tue 24 Oct 2017 2:49 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
So, the word for wind is gaoth.
The phrase Ta gaoth orm literally means "Wind is on me".
Would this be a way of saying "I farted"??

Wouldn't that need to be something like, "The wind has left me?"
"The wind is on me," sounds more like something said by the victim.

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 Post subject: Re: A new wind blows
PostPosted: Tue 24 Oct 2017 10:18 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
So, the word for wind is gaoth.
The phrase Ta gaoth orm literally means "Wind is on me".
Would this be a way of saying "I farted"??

A quick search of teannglann.ie and Google suggest, no.

In teannglann.ie, for gaoth, meaning 1(d) does have this:

"""(d) Flatulence. ~ ar ghoile, i ngoile, wind in stomach, flatulence. ~ a bhriseadh, to break wind, to belch. Pian ghaoithe, wind-colic."""

More windy vocab can be found at http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/fart

focloir.ie has an entry too, but it's less useful: http://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/fart

(When will they merge focloir.ie and teannglann.ie?)

Google finds nothing for "tá gaoth orm" (same with "agam").

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 Post subject: Re: A new wind blows
PostPosted: Fri 27 Oct 2017 7:00 pm 
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(When will they merge focloir.ie and teannglann.ie?)


I hope never as they are very different and to be used in very different contexts!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A new wind blows
PostPosted: Fri 27 Oct 2017 7:34 pm 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
Our man in Brussels wrote:
(When will they merge focloir.ie and teannglann.ie?)

I hope never as they are very different and to be used in very different contexts!!!

(This is going off-topic, but since the topic was farts the loss isn't monumental.)

teannglann.ie already has five reference books including an En->Ga dictionary from 1959, why not just add a sixth tab for the focloir.ie dictionary?

Currently I have to search teannglann.ie, then focloir.ie, and then maybe tearma.ie... what's next, fax my local representative?

(That said, putting these dictionaries online is one of the best things that promoters of the Irish language have done. It's something I'm really grateful for. I'm just suggesting how it could still be improved.)

(And a Firefox plugin to highlight a word and search for it in teannglann.ie too.)

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 Post subject: Re: A new wind blows
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what's next, fax my local representative?

:clap: :rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: A new wind blows
PostPosted: Sun 29 Oct 2017 5:16 pm 
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Personally I'd use "tá gaoth orm" when I feel bloated with wind, while it's inside, whether it comes out as fart or burp or not. I know that's a bad explanation LOL.

EDIT: ahh I remember now, Indigestion.

Cuireann fataí gaoth orm. etc


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