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PostPosted: Thu 03 May 2018 4:28 am 
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Is this correct?

I am not Irish, but my heart and soul are Irish == Ní Gael mé, ach tá mo chroi agus m'anam Éireannach

Any corrections and/or alternate suggestions are welcome as always.


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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2018 2:17 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
Is this correct?

I am not Irish, but my heart and soul are Irish == Ní Gael mé, ach tá mo chroi agus m'anam Éireannach

Any corrections and/or alternate suggestions are welcome as always.


I wouldn't alternate between Gael and Éireannach. Both mean Irish, but Gael implies "I am Gaelic" to my mind. Éireannach is more inclusive.

Ní Éireannach mise/mé, ach is Éireannaigh íad mo chroí is m'anam.

Or

Ní Gael mise/mé, ach is Gaeil íad mo chroí is m'anam.

I think, in the context, the latter may be better, but wait for more suggestions 7 corrections.


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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2018 7:08 pm 
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Ní Éireannach mé ach tá mo chroí agus m'anam gaelach.

It doesn't natural to me to use Éireannach with heart/soul.


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PostPosted: Mon 07 May 2018 10:46 am 
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Ade wrote:

Ní Éireannach mise/mé, ach is Éireannaigh íad mo chroí is m'anam.

Or

Ní Gael mise/mé, ach is Gaeil íad mo chroí is m'anam.

I think, in the context, the latter may be better, but wait for more suggestions 7 corrections.


Ade, Éireannach/Éireannaigh and Gael/Gaeil are nouns (Éireannach can be an adjective too) meaning 'Irish person(s)', so you can't really use that structure with mo chroí is m'anam. Except perhaps in a figurative sense.


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PostPosted: Wed 09 May 2018 1:08 am 
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Errigal wrote:
Ade, Éireannach/Éireannaigh and Gael/Gaeil are nouns (Éireannach can be an adjective too) meaning 'Irish person(s)', so you can't really use that structure with mo chroí is m'anam. Except perhaps in a figurative sense.


I did’t realise they could refer only to Irish people.

Perhaps something more along the lines of “is as Éirinn iad mo chroí is m’anam”


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What about this

Ní Éireannach mé, ach tá croí agus anam an Éireannaigh ionam

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