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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jul 2017 10:45 pm 
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Hello all,

Say we're in a fantasy world where people worship the elements instead of God/gods. Can I use "Ndúl daoibh" and "Ndúl dhuit" in place of "Dia daoibh" and "Dia dhuit"?

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 1:39 am 
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To be honest, I would be hesitant to change it, simply because there really isn't much religious associated with Dia dhuit anymore (much like English 'goodbye' or Spanish 'adíos'). That said, if you were going to change it, it'd need to be dúil instead of 'ndúl'.


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 2:23 am 
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I do agree with you. I've been back and forth in my head about this for weeks. Thanks for the correction though. At least if I do change it, the grammar will be right. :yes:

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 11:20 am 
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mimerim wrote:
Hello all,

Say we're in a fantasy world where people worship the elements instead of God/gods. Can I use "Ndúl daoibh" and "Ndúl dhuit" in place of "Dia daoibh" and "Dia dhuit"?

:GRMA:


dúl is genitive plural, ndúl after the article (na ndúl = of the elements)
na dúile (dhuit) = the elemtents (to you)


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 9:51 pm 
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Okay great! Thanks for explaining that. I love explanations. :clap:
I'll never master Irish but every little bit helps. :toast:

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Jul 2017 4:59 pm 
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What a fantastical idea, indeed! "Dúile dhuit" :clap:

Perhaps something less animate than "duit" might sound better:

Beannacht na ndúl ort!
(Greeting/blessing of the elements upon you)
Na dúile leat!
(The elements with you)

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jul 2017 2:47 am 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
What a fantastical idea, indeed! "Dúile dhuit" :clap:

Perhaps something less animate than "duit" might sound better:

Beannacht na ndúl ort!
(Greeting/blessing of the elements upon you)
Na dúile leat!
(The elements with you)


Oh I love this! What would they be when speaking to more than one person? (I tried to figure this out on my own, and oh my, how lost I am. lol)

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jul 2017 3:28 pm 
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mimerim wrote:
Oh I love this! What would they be when speaking to more than one person?

It's fun, isn't it?

Cúmhaí wrote:
Beannacht na ndúl ort!
(Greeting/blessing of the elements upon you)
Na dúile leat!
(The elements with you)

for multiple people would be:

Beannacht na ndúl oraibh!
Na dúile libh!


I wonder if someone else might have an opinion as to whether those sound natural (within the given context, of course)

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