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 Post subject: Re: Hello!
PostPosted: Fri 23 Aug 2019 2:07 am 
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Irish has so many ways to say this.

Look here and you can see what I mean:

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/darling

Maybe if you would post a specific context on when you would use it, we could give you something good.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello!
PostPosted: Fri 23 Aug 2019 9:38 pm 
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Thank you so much for a wonderful resource, Tiomluasocein! I'm looking for something along the lines of "Are you unwell, darling?" (between two friends) or "Sleep now, darling." (between a mother and a daughter).

THANKS AGAIN! :GRMA:



tiomluasocein wrote:
Irish has so many ways to say this.

Look here and you can see what I mean:

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/darling

Maybe if you would post a specific context on when you would use it, we could give you something good.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello!
PostPosted: Sat 24 Aug 2019 2:00 pm 
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vaerov wrote:
Hello again, I'm looking for an Irish equivalent of the word "darling" as referred to a child or a good friend (not as an endearment between two lovers). Thank you in advance!

:GRMA: :GRMA:


A leanbh - is the commonest term in Conamara. It means baby or child. But it's used as a term of endearment. Adults can say it to other (usually younger) adults too but it's never a romantic term. Similar to the Southern United States usage, especially among black people, when they call somebody "child".

It's pronounced Alannah, and that is where that given name comes from.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello!
PostPosted: Mon 26 Aug 2019 3:25 pm 
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Thank you Bríd Mhór! I love "a leanbh," but it's getting overused in my novel :) Looking for another endearment to mix it up a bit!


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vaerov wrote:
Hello again, I'm looking for an Irish equivalent of the word "darling" as referred to a child or a good friend (not as an endearment between two lovers). Thank you in advance!

:GRMA: :GRMA:


A leanbh - is the commonest term in Conamara. It means baby or child. But it's used as a term of endearment. Adults can say it to other (usually younger) adults too but it's never a romantic term. Similar to the Southern United States usage, especially among black people, when they call somebody "child".

It's pronounced Alannah, and that is where that given name comes from.


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