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PostPosted: Thu 12 Oct 2017 10:17 pm 
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a translation for a tattoo.

I would like to translate Breathe Forgive Live as 3 separate words into Ogham. I understand that Ogham is an alphabet but the research I've done also suggests that writing 'breathe forgive live' isn't necessarily as simple as selecting the letters from the alphabet.

I know that translation isn't necessarily apples to apples but I would like the intention of the tattoo to read like a reminder statement, as though reminding someone "TO" breathe, forgive, live.

Thanks in advance!

Tara


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Oct 2017 6:51 pm 
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Hello Tara,

Would you like your ogham tattoo to represent the English words or to represent an Irish translation?

Cúmhaí

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Oct 2017 7:23 pm 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
Hello Tara,

Would you like your ogham tattoo to represent the English words or to represent an Irish translation?

Cúmhaí


That's a good question--I hadn't really considered translating the English into Ogham. I feel that it makes sense to translate the English but at the same time feel that an Irish translation would be more fitting.

I don't suppose it would be possible to see what both would look like?

Thanks in advance,

Tara


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Oct 2017 11:55 pm 
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I would love to but I am a bit daunted.

Interestingly (is it a coincidence or are you intentionally challenging us?) all of the three words in your requested translation are difficult.

"Breathe" is difficult (if even possible) to translate into Irish as one word
"Forgive" when used as a command (Maith!) looks ambiguous like an adjective with a very different meaning ("good")
"Live" is difficult because there are many Irish words that can be translated as "live" but with different meanings none of which correspond exceedingly well with the English

In short I think someone bolder will have to give it a shot!

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Oct 2017 12:30 am 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
I would love to but I am a bit daunted.

Interestingly (is it a coincidence or are you intentionally challenging us?) all of the three words in your requested translation are difficult.

"Breathe" is difficult (if even possible) to translate into Irish as one word
"Forgive" when used as a command (Maith!) looks ambiguous like an adjective with a very different meaning ("good")
"Live" is difficult because there are many Irish words that can be translated as "live" but with different meanings none of which correspond exceedingly well with the English

In short I think someone bolder will have to give it a shot!



It figures the words that resonate most with me would be difficult--seems the easy way is never my way :)

Would this make any kind of sense?

análaithe maith maireachtáil

Not one to trust search engine translations but this was sifting through the verb options, etc.

Tara


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