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 Post subject: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Thu 11 Jan 2018 10:03 pm 
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Hello :wave:

I’m new in this forum. Please don’t be too hard on me :panic:
I’m from Brazil and my English is a bit rusty. :/

I want to give my boyfriend a pocket knife as a present for his birthday. And I’m looking for a good engraving in Irish Gaelic, because he loves Ireland.

I thought about something like “the knife of a warrior”. Is “Scian an ghaiscígh” correct?
And how would you translate “the knife of my warrior”?

I would be very, very thankful for any helpful answer!

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Thu 11 Jan 2018 10:18 pm 
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louisa wrote:

I thought about something like “the knife of a warrior”. Is “Scian an ghaiscígh” correct?

Yes, scian an ghaiscígh or in upper case: Scian an Ghaiscígh
louisa wrote:
And how would you translate “the knife of my warrior”?

scian mo ghaiscígh


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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Thu 11 Jan 2018 10:50 pm 
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Thank you!

So there is no need to translate the "of"? That's interesting! I found "Scian an mo ghaiscíg" and "scian ar mo ghaiscígh" in some Irish translators. But these translations aren't correct then? Sorry, I only want to make sure that it is correct and understand the grammar :rolleyes:
Can you explain to me why? :S


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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Thu 11 Jan 2018 11:27 pm 
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louisa wrote:
Thank you!

So there is no need to translate the "of"? That's interesting!


Irish uses genitive case and not a preposition like "of" (or "de" in Portuguese)
an gaiscíoch = the warrior
an ghaiscígh = of the warrior (do guerreiro in Portuguese)

louisa wrote:
I found "Scian an mo ghaiscíg" and "scian ar mo ghaiscígh" in some Irish translators. But these translations aren't correct then? Sorry, I only want to make sure that it is correct and understand the grammar :rolleyes:
Can you explain to me why? :S


They aren't correct.
I'd guess "o meu" in Portuguese is as wrong as "an mo" in Irish or "the my" in English.
Ar is a preposition, "scian ar mo ghaiscígh" means "a knife on my warriors" (because gaiscígh is the plural form as well)


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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Thu 11 Jan 2018 11:31 pm 
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Perfect! I got it. Thank you very much :)


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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Thu 11 Jan 2018 11:35 pm 
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louisa wrote:
Perfect! I got it. Thank you very much :)


Foi um prazer!


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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Thu 11 Jan 2018 11:43 pm 
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Muito obrigada :toast:
Beijos


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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
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Labhrás wrote:
They aren't correct.
I'd guess "o meu" in Portuguese is as wrong as "an mo" in Irish or "the my" in English.


LOL actually in Portuguese you must use the article with any possessive pronoun. So your guess was dead wrong! hahahahahah 'o meu amigo' my friend 'a sua amiga' your friend
I got a good laugh out of this

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 Post subject: Re: Knife engraving
PostPosted: Wed 17 Jan 2018 6:15 pm 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
They aren't correct.
I'd guess "o meu" in Portuguese is as wrong as "an mo" in Irish or "the my" in English.


LOL actually in Portuguese you must use the article with any possessive pronoun. So your guess was dead wrong! hahahahahah 'o meu amigo' my friend 'a sua amiga' your friend
I got a good laugh out of this


That's funny.
My little romance with the Portuguese language abruptly ends. ;)


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