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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018 4:42 pm 
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:wave: My husband and I will be getting tattoos his will be in Spanish (since my ancestry is mainly Spanish) and Mine in Irish Gaelic (he recently learned he is of Irish decent). That being said he nor I speak Gaelic and I don't trust google translate :LOL: So what I am needing translated is as follows:

"Follow me and I will follow you"


I don't have a preference in dialect since we can't narrow down that far but would like to make sure I am using a font that will translate correctly as well so any help with choosing a font would be greatly appreciated :yes:


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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018 5:14 pm 
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LadySaint13 wrote:
:wave: My husband and I will be getting tattoos his will be in Spanish (since my ancestry is mainly Spanish) and Mine in Irish Gaelic (he recently learned he is of Irish decent). That being said he nor I speak Gaelic and I don't trust google translate :LOL: So what I am needing translated is as follows:

"Follow me and I will follow you"


I don't have a preference in dialect since we can't narrow down that far but would like to make sure I am using a font that will translate correctly as well so any help with choosing a font would be greatly appreciated :yes:


Leansa mise is leanfadsa thusa

As a font, I'd recommend Bunchló or Bunchló Ársa as here:

Leansa mise ⁊ leanfadsa ṫusa

But wait for confirmations/corrections


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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018 6:03 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Leansa mise is leanfadsa thusa

As a font, I'd recommend Bunchló or Bunchló Ársa as here:

Leansa mise ⁊ leanfadsa ṫusa

But wait for confirmations/corrections


Thank you I will keep the post open so and follow "rule of three" and wait for confirmation/corrections


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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2018 2:57 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
LadySaint13 wrote:
:wave: My husband and I will be getting tattoos his will be in Spanish (since my ancestry is mainly Spanish) and Mine in Irish Gaelic (he recently learned he is of Irish decent). That being said he nor I speak Gaelic and I don't trust google translate :LOL: So what I am needing translated is as follows:

"Follow me and I will follow you"


I don't have a preference in dialect since we can't narrow down that far but would like to make sure I am using a font that will translate correctly as well so any help with choosing a font would be greatly appreciated :yes:


Leansa mise is leanfadsa thusa

As a font, I'd recommend Bunchló or Bunchló Ársa as here:

Leansa mise ⁊ leanfadsa ṫusa

But wait for confirmations/corrections


What about "Lean mise, agus leanfaidh mé thusa"?

I kind of read this as a direct statement rather than a conditional one, but that may just be me.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2018 6:06 pm 
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Redwolf wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
LadySaint13 wrote:
:wave: My husband and I will be getting tattoos his will be in Spanish (since my ancestry is mainly Spanish) and Mine in Irish Gaelic (he recently learned he is of Irish decent). That being said he nor I speak Gaelic and I don't trust google translate :LOL: So what I am needing translated is as follows:

"Follow me and I will follow you"


I don't have a preference in dialect since we can't narrow down that far but would like to make sure I am using a font that will translate correctly as well so any help with choosing a font would be greatly appreciated :yes:


Leansa mise is leanfadsa thusa

As a font, I'd recommend Bunchló or Bunchló Ársa as here:

Leansa mise ⁊ leanfadsa ṫusa

But wait for confirmations/corrections


What about "Lean mise, agus leanfaidh mé thusa"?

I kind of read this as a direct statement rather than a conditional one, but that may just be me.

Redwolf


leanfaidh mé= leanfad
leanfaidh mise = leanfadsa

It is a direct statement, future tense 1st person.
(not very common outside Munster, but short and perhaps more "poetic").

Only one emphatic form on both sides of "is" is probably enough (Lean mise is leanfad thusa) but I think it sounds better with two.
(And "lean mise" could be misinterpreted as "I followed".)


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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2018 8:58 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Leansa mise is leanfadsa thusa


I have not seen -sa added to an imperative before.
I seem to recall that to stress an imperative you either added "féin" or "tusa" as in
"Déan féin é" 'do it yourself'
"Déan tusa é" 'you do it'
"Déan tusa féin é" 'you do it yourself'

I am guessing that
"Déansa é"
Would be stressing the verb?
'do it'

Is that it?

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The first thought that came to my mind is

Bí do mo leanúintse, agus bead féin do do leanúintse

But I am not suggesting this is better than the previous option

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PostPosted: Mon 14 May 2018 8:13 pm 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
Leansa mise is leanfadsa thusa


I have not seen -sa added to an imperative before.
I seem to recall that to stress an imperative you either added "féin" or "tusa" as in
"Déan féin é" 'do it yourself'
"Déan tusa é" 'you do it'
"Déan tusa féin é" 'you do it yourself'

I am guessing that
"Déansa é"
Would be stressing the verb?
'do it'

Is that it?


No, -sa/-se can only emphasize persons.
In imperatives the second person is emphasized.
Usage differs in imperative mood which form is preferred: -sa, thusa, féin All of them are fine.


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018 12:59 pm 
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In light of the above discussion, I'd be inclined to expand the emphatics:

Lean tusa mise agus leanfaidh mise thusa.
"_You_ follow _me_ and _I'll_ follow _you_"

Lean tusa mise ⁊ leanfaiḋ mise ṫusa

Wait for three to agree ...

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Breandán wrote:
In light of the above discussion, I'd be inclined to expand the emphatics:

Lean tusa mise agus leanfaidh mise thusa.
"_You_ follow _me_ and _I'll_ follow _you_"

Lean tusa mise ⁊ leanfaiḋ mise ṫusa

Wait for three to agree ...



If you want to be emphatic, I agree with saying it this way.


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