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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 9:11 am 
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Hi everyone!

I am new here... :)
I am going on vacation tomorrow and am getting a tattoo while I am there.
I need advice on how to translate the following quote into Irish Gaelic [in honour of my grandmother]:
"Never again"

I am looking for CO and SL so I can make a decision from there.

Thank you so much!
Cordelia.


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 9:34 pm 
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Cordelia wrote:
Hi everyone!

I am new here... :)
I am going on vacation tomorrow and am getting a tattoo while I am there.
I need advice on how to translate the following quote into Irish Gaelic [in honour of my grandmother]:
"Never again"

I am looking for CO and SL so I can make a decision from there.

Thank you so much!
Cordelia.


There are several ways to say this, but probably the shortest way to say it completely would be:
"Ní choíche arís!" ("not ever again") [enlarged so that you can see the accent mark over each letter "i"]

In Ulster, the word ("not") can sometimes be left out of negative expressions when it can be understood without being stated, which would result in just "Choíche arís", but the result might be a bit cryptic in this case, so I'd suggest going with the full expression, since it's not much longer.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2016 11:55 pm 
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Thank you so much!


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PostPosted: Tue 27 Dec 2016 2:39 am 
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Does anyone want to confirm this? :)


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2017 9:20 pm 
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Déirfinn , chan arís go deo.
I would say, chan arís go deo.


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2017 7:22 pm 
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tomyanc wrote:
Déirfinn , chan arís go deo.
I would say, chan arís go deo.

Just to be sure that you are aware of it, that that is very much an Ulster way of saying it.

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jan 2017 4:58 am 
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Very helpful! I really appreciate the advice!


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