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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018 3:50 pm 
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Hello all,

I am looking to have the quote "through darkness comes light" tattooed on my arm. I have done a lot of research and am still not coming back with a solid translation of the phrase. If I could please have help on the matter I would greatly appreciate it! I am interested in having it translated into CO and SL if possible. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018 4:05 pm 
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I should add my findings:

faoi dorchadas tagann solas
faoi dorchadas tar solas

tri dorchadas tagann solas
tri dorchadas tar solas

Hopefully these are accurate. The main questions I have are on the words, "thourgh" and "comes"

Thanks again!


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018 4:09 pm 
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Through the darkness comes the light.
Tríd an dorchadas a thagann an solas. (or: ... a thagas an solas)
Tríd an dorċadas a ṫagann an solas. (... a ṫagas an solas)


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018 4:14 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Through the darkness comes the light.
Tríd an dorchadas a thagann an solas.
Tríd an dorċadas a ṫagann an solas.


Thank you! I love it! Is it a more common phrase to add both of the "the" in the phrase? I was wanting to keep it simpler but I am open to including them, just wondering.


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018 4:21 pm 
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sie714 wrote:
I should add my findings:

faoi dorchadas tagann solas
faoi dorchadas tar solas

tri dorchadas tagann solas
tri dorchadas tar solas

Hopefully these are accurate. The main questions I have are on the words, "thourgh" and "comes"

Thanks again!


faoi dhorchadas = under darkness
trí dhorchadas = through darkness

But I'd use the article here: tríd an dorchadas = through the darkness

tagann (comes) is correct, except that in Irish a relative clause is necessary here, so a thagann (or with the special relative verb form: a thagas)


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018 4:41 pm 
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I am very new to these forums so getting confused as to how to reply to each specific post. But I wanted to say THANK YOU! Very helpful and truly beautiful language.


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2018 1:36 am 
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As I mentioned in your duplicate thread, I'm bumping this one up so that you can ask for more help.

I can second what Labhrás gave you. :good:

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jun 2018 5:21 pm 
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Thank you. What does the quote look like if it just says "through darkness comes light" without the articles "the"? Thank you for your time.


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jun 2018 6:11 pm 
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If you remove the article than the meaning in Irish will become "Through a darkness comes a light"
In Irish the lack of the word "the" has the meaning of "a/an" in English.

Have you considered using a more natural Irish idiom? My suggestion is:
An áit a mbíonn an dólás bíonn an sólás ina aice
(where there is desolation, next to it there is consolation)

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun 2018 4:27 pm 
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Actually, I think the def. article could be left out with no harm. Tagann solas trí dhorchadas

(Bíodh solas ann)


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