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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jan 2015 12:00 am 
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New Year's greetings in Gaelic.

Note to those who are new to the forum: These items are in Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), and not Irish (Gaeilge), except as otherwise noted. For holiday greetings, expressions, and songs in Irish, see the Irish section of the forum.

Oidche Challainn
New Year's Eve

Callainn / Latha na Bliadhna Ùire
New Year's Day

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr
Happy New Year!

Le gach deagh dhùrachd airson a Bhliadhna Ùir
With best wishes for the New Year

and, to throw in the Irish versions for good measure:

Athbhliain / an Bhliain Úr
New Year

Oíche Chinn Bhliana
New Year’s Eve

Athbhliain faoi [shéan 's faoi] mhaise [dhuit / dhaoibh]
Happy [and Prosperous] New Year [to you/you all]

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Go mbá hé [dhuit/dhaoibh].
The same [to you/you all].

More Irish expressions can be found in the Irish section of the forum.

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015 6:18 pm 
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"Bliadhna Mhath Ùr" becomes "Bliadhna Ùr Mhath" in certain areas.

And I found out this year that "Callainn" comes in 6 varieties. The first A is an O in some dialects, and the ending can be -ainn, -aing or just -aig.

Michael Bauer stuck a graphic of the six on Facebook using data from Am Faclair Beag.

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"Bliadhna Mhath Ùr" becomes "Bliadhna Ùr Mhath" in certain areas.


That does seem to make more sense, grammatically.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2016 5:02 pm 
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I'm Bumping this thread up once again for the holiday season, so that visitors can find it more easily.

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