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 Post subject: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
PostPosted: Sun 16 Jul 2017 8:37 pm 
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Hello, I am getting a tattoo in Irish Gaelic translated from "Never Give Up". Looking for any assistance with the Irish Gaelic translation, would "Ná héirigh as choíche" be accurate? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
PostPosted: Mon 17 Jul 2017 12:20 am 
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terencepatrick wrote:
Hello, I am getting a tattoo in Irish Gaelic translated from "Never Give Up". Looking for any assistance with the Irish Gaelic translation, would "Ná héirigh as choíche" be accurate? Thanks.


This is the usual way to say that:
Ná géill choíche
Never surrender/submit/yield

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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
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CaoimhínSF wrote:
terencepatrick wrote:
Hello, I am getting a tattoo in Irish Gaelic translated from "Never Give Up". Looking for any assistance with the Irish Gaelic translation, would "Ná héirigh as choíche" be accurate? Thanks.


This is the usual way to say that:
Ná géill choíche
Never surrender/submit/yield


I can second this. Also "ná héirigh as choíche" is not correct. That's "never retire!"

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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
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Could someone please explain why it would not be "géillfidh"? GRMA

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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
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Aislingeach wrote:
Could someone please explain why it would not be "géillfidh"? GRMA


That's the future tense, and an imperative's what's wanted here. You could say "Ní ghéillfidh mé choíche" (I will never give up), but what the OP has expressed is, essentially, a command to "never give up."

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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
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Redwolf wrote:
Aislingeach wrote:
Could someone please explain why it would not be "géillfidh"? GRMA


That's the future tense, and an imperative's what's wanted here. You could say "Ní ghéillfidh mé choíche" (I will never give up), but what the OP has expressed is, essentially, a command to "never give up."

Redwolf


So the imperative mood is always in the present tense? You would need the indicative, or some other mood for the future tense?

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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul 2017 3:04 pm 
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Aislingeach wrote:
Redwolf wrote:
Aislingeach wrote:
Could someone please explain why it would not be "géillfidh"? GRMA


That's the future tense, and an imperative's what's wanted here. You could say "Ní ghéillfidh mé choíche" (I will never give up), but what the OP has expressed is, essentially, a command to "never give up."

Redwolf


So the imperative mood is always in the present tense? You would need the indicative, or some other mood for the future tense?


No, not at all.
Imperative mood has of course a future meaning, in English as well as in Irish.
"That's the future tense" in Redwolf’s post is meant as "That's the future tense of indicative mood".

"Never Give Up" is an imperative. So it is best to translate it as an imperative.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
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Would be good to see a picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gaelic Tattoo
PostPosted: Sat 19 Aug 2017 2:28 am 
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Labhrás wrote:
Aislingeach wrote:
Redwolf wrote:
Aislingeach wrote:
Could someone please explain why it would not be "géillfidh"? GRMA


That's the future tense, and an imperative's what's wanted here. You could say "Ní ghéillfidh mé choíche" (I will never give up), but what the OP has expressed is, essentially, a command to "never give up."

Redwolf


So the imperative mood is always in the present tense? You would need the indicative, or some other mood for the future tense?


No, not at all.
Imperative mood has of course a future meaning, in English as well as in Irish.
"That's the future tense" in Redwolf’s post is meant as "That's the future tense of indicative mood".

"Never Give Up" is an imperative. So it is best to translate it as an imperative.


Go raibh maith agaibh.

Thank you for the clarification, Labhrás. I hadn't thought of the imperative as inherently including the future in meaning. Which, of course, it does. :facepalm: I get it now.

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