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 Post subject: Tattoo check
PostPosted: Sun 16 Aug 2020 6:27 pm 
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Hi,

I already have a tattoo which says 'Taim Laidir' (I am strong), I hope this is correct! I now want one that says I am enough and am getting contradictory information. Can someone suggest what the correct irish should be?

Dawn.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo check
PostPosted: Sun 16 Aug 2020 8:27 pm 
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Dawn2464 wrote:
Hi,

I already have a tattoo which says 'Taim Laidir' (I am strong), I hope this is correct!


Correct only with accents: Táim láidir.

Dawn2464 wrote:
I now want one that says I am enough and am getting contradictory information. Can someone suggest what the correct irish should be?

Dawn.


We can’t say what’s correct if you don’t provide the contradictory information you already got.

There are older threads regarding your question, e.g.
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5062&view=next


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo check
PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug 2020 8:38 am 
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I have had either:

Is mise go leor

OR

Is leor mise

OR Ta me go leor

Which is correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo check
PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug 2020 4:57 pm 
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Dawn2464 wrote:
I have had either:

Is mise go leor

OR

Is leor mise

OR Ta me go leor

Which is correct?



Táim láidir = If you don't have them already when getting the next tattoo put those accents in. And in the right direction. :D

Is leor mé.
Is leor mise.


I think they'd work. (Mise and Mé are the same pronoun, "mise" just adds emphasis).

The other two options are both wrong.


Is mise do dhóthain = I am enough for you
Is mise mo dhóthain = I am enough for myself



On the previous thread Breandán said:
"Tá mé ábalta = I am able"

and also on the previous thread Labhrás said:
"Ní beag duit mé, I'm enough for you.
Ní beag liom féin mé, I myself think, I'm enough.
Ní beag dom féin mé. = I'm enough for myself
Ní beag do X mé. = I'm enough for X

But just: Ní beag mé ... Wouldn't it rather be read verbatim: I'm not (a) small (thing)?"

I'm not familiar with that expression, but if Labhrás says it then it's probably correct, and is a Munsterism maybe.


Like in English there is more than one way to say something correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo check
PostPosted: Mon 24 Aug 2020 9:20 am 
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Thank you!


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