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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2020 7:31 am 
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What is the plural of ‘dragan’ please?

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2020 2:31 pm 
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Acacia wrote:
What is the plural of ‘dragan’ please?

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2020 10:09 pm 
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If you wish, you can look it up here -

https://www.teanglann.ie/ga/fgb/dragan


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2020 10:57 pm 
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Go raibh maith agat.

We have water dragons where I live, which I’m thinking would be dragain uisce. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2020 7:38 pm 
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There is another word for water in Irish in this sort of context and that's - dobhar, so for example, if you looked up the word for an otter in Irish on Teanglann, you would find that it's called - dobharchú - which means a 'waterhound', so perhaps you could call your waterdragon - dobhardhragan, but what is it ? some sort of dangerous Australian fish ?


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2020 9:29 pm 
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That's a good suggestion. The expression dragan uisce is ambiguous, and could be read as referring to a dragon made of water.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2020 10:44 pm 
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I've just looked it up - it's the generic name for a specific group of Australian lizards. There are two words for a lizard in Irish - laghairt - and - earc luachra (of the rushes) though this can also mean a newt, and there's frilled - rufach, monitor - mhonatóra, sand - ghainmh, and not to mention of course - leadaí teach tábhairne/learaire leanna.


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franc 91 wrote:
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