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PostPosted: Wed 15 Aug 2018 8:43 pm 
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Hello, everyone!

I want to get a new tattoo. The sentence is "Everything happens for a reason". I was thinking about it and I tought make this tattoo in Irish language could be a great idea, but I don't know so much about it and I don't want to be wrong, sooo...

Is this sentence the correct one? "Tarlaíonn chuile ar chúis éigin".

Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".

Or...? "Tá fáth ag gach rud".

Maybe none of them is fine. Could you tell me the correct one?


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug 2018 1:25 pm 
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Freya E. wrote:
Hello, everyone!

I want to get a new tattoo. The sentence is "Everything happens for a reason". I was thinking about it and I tought make this tattoo in Irish language could be a great idea, but I don't know so much about it and I don't want to be wrong, sooo...

Is this sentence the correct one? "Tarlaíonn chuile ar chúis éigin".

Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".

Or...? "Tá fáth ag gach rud".

Maybe none of them is fine. Could you tell me the correct one?

I'd say:

Tá fáth le gach rud. "There is a reason for everything." (CO)

(Well actually I'd say Tá fáth le chuile shórt (GC), but that's dialect.)

Await further input ...

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug 2018 2:15 pm 
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Freya E. wrote:
Hello, everyone!

I want to get a new tattoo. The sentence is "Everything happens for a reason". I was thinking about it and I tought make this tattoo in Irish language could be a great idea, but I don't know so much about it and I don't want to be wrong, sooo...

Is this sentence the correct one? "Tarlaíonn chuile ar chúis éigin".


No, chuile is an adjective (or rather two adjectives < "gach uile"), so a noun is missing, e.g. chuile rud = everything (= gach uile rud, gach rud)

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Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".


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Or...? "Tá fáth ag gach rud".


... le gach rud


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug 2018 7:32 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
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Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".

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Shouldn't it be Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin. ?

This literally says "Everything happens for some (indeterminate) reason.", since éigin = éiginnte = é "not" + cinnte "certain".

I'm inclined to want to change the adjective to áirithe or ar leith:

Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis áirithe.
"Everything happens for a particular reason."

Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis ar leith.
"Everything happens for a special reason."

Await further input ...

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My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2018 9:14 pm 
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Breandán wrote:
Freya E. wrote:
Hello, everyone!

I want to get a new tattoo. The sentence is "Everything happens for a reason". I was thinking about it and I tought make this tattoo in Irish language could be a great idea, but I don't know so much about it and I don't want to be wrong, sooo...

Is this sentence the correct one? "Tarlaíonn chuile ar chúis éigin".

Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".

Or...? "Tá fáth ag gach rud".

Maybe none of them is fine. Could you tell me the correct one?

I'd say:

Tá fáth le gach rud. "There is a reason for everything." (CO)

(Well actually I'd say Tá fáth le chuile shórt (GC), but that's dialect.)

Await further input ...


Ok, thank u so much, I will wait for other answers, because I need to be 100% sure, but yeah, I'm really thankful


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2018 9:16 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Freya E. wrote:
Hello, everyone!

I want to get a new tattoo. The sentence is "Everything happens for a reason". I was thinking about it and I tought make this tattoo in Irish language could be a great idea, but I don't know so much about it and I don't want to be wrong, sooo...

Is this sentence the correct one? "Tarlaíonn chuile ar chúis éigin".


No, chuile is an adjective (or rather two adjectives < "gach uile"), so a noun is missing, e.g. chuile rud = everything (= gach uile rud, gach rud)

Quote:
Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".


better

Quote:
Or...? "Tá fáth ag gach rud".


... le gach rud


So? Thanks for the answer, but now I have a doubt. Which one is better? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin" or "Tá fáth le gach rud" ?


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2018 9:19 pm 
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Breandán wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
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Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".

better

Shouldn't it be Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin. ?

This literally says "Everything happens for some (indeterminate) reason.", since éigin = éiginnte = é "not" + cinnte "certain".

I'm inclined to want to change the adjective to áirithe or ar leith:

Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis áirithe.
"Everything happens for a particular reason."

Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis ar leith.
"Everything happens for a special reason."

Await further input ...


Wow! Many ways of saying the same thing, but with different meanings. Thank you so so much!!


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Aug 2018 8:45 am 
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Breandán wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
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Or maybe this one? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin".

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Shouldn't it be Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis éigin. ?


Oh, of course.

Breandán wrote:
This literally says "Everything happens for some (indeterminate) reason.", since éigin = éiginnte = é "not" + cinnte "certain".

I'm inclined to want to change the adjective to áirithe or ar leith:

Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis áirithe.
"Everything happens for a particular reason."

Tarlaíonn gach rud ar chúis ar leith.
"Everything happens for a special reason."


Good point.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug 2018 7:50 pm 
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I don't mean to distract, and I don't have any criticism of the offered translations, they all seem good to me, but I wanted to pose the following question:

Tá fáth le gach rud
or
Bíonn fáth le gach rud
?

I am not trying to hijack your thread but I have an issue, I believe, with using "bíonn" more often than necessary. If anyone could give an explanation on why the first would be preferable to the second I would really appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep 2018 9:28 pm 
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Someone told me that's the right option... Is it? "Tharlaíonn gach rud ar chúis". What do you think?


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