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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jun 2018 12:14 pm 
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Hello everyone,

I am a french girl who needs your help to translate " friends are family we choose for ourselves" in Irish gaelic.

This tatoo will have a special meaning to me, so I want to make sure the writing is correct.

Any help and suggestions are welcome!

thank you :D


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jun 2018 7:15 pm 
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Not a bad sentiment indeed!
Here is my suggestion:

is iad na cairde an chlann a roghnaíonn muid dúinn féin

Always wait for feedback and consensus!

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun 2018 4:02 pm 
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Tá mé cinnte nach gá a chur i gcuimhne duit gur "páistí aon lánúine" an ciall atá le "clann", a Chumhaí. Thabharfainn an leabhar gur deargnamhaid don Bhéarlachas thú. :D


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2018 1:20 pm 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
Not a bad sentiment indeed!
Here is my suggestion:

is iad na cairde an chlann a roghnaíonn muid dúinn féin

Always wait for feedback and consensus!

So as Errigal says, don't be using clann unless you mean "descendents", i.e., your kids.

Perhaps:

Bíonn cairde mar ghaolta a roghnaíonn muid féin.
"Friends are (like) relatives we choose ourselves."

Await further discussion ...

(Edited to add a literal English translation of the Irish.)

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Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2018 1:23 pm 
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Breandán wrote:
Cúmhaí wrote:
Not a bad sentiment indeed!
Here is my suggestion:

is iad na cairde an chlann a roghnaíonn muid dúinn féin

Always wait for feedback and consensus!

So as Errigal says, don't be using clann unless you mean "descendents", i.e., your kids.

Perhaps:

Bíonn cairde mar ghaolta a roghnaíonn muid féin.

Await further discussion ...

:good:
gaolta = relatives
It is a good idea to avoid the "family" problem.


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2018 6:39 am 
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Errigal wrote:
gur deargnamhaid don Bhéarlachas thú. :D

is mé go deimhin!!! cuidigh liom an cogadh sin a fhearadh!!

I had discarded teaghlach as an option. for obvious reasons
I hadn't really liked gaolta either, because gaolta aren't necessarily all close to one another
I was thinking that clann was better since it made it clear that they are as siblings

I guess it is a good time to pose the question
mo chlann
Is it necessarily my children? Or can it also mean my fellow children of shared parents?

I am guessing the prior, but had been thinking the latter, alas


Anyway, to the OP, please disregard my musings. The translation with gaolta is :good:

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