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 Post subject: Gwan so
PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2021 8:04 am 
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Good morning dear Irish people

When I ask for permission to do something, how would I need to interpret the following reply:

Gwan so

Is this an ok?

Thank you in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Gwan so
PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2021 2:05 pm 
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That’s not Irish.

Jamaican Patois, perhaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Gwan so
PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2021 3:21 pm 
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Gulliveig wrote:
Good morning dear Irish people

When I ask for permission to do something, how would I need to interpret the following reply:

Gwan so

Is this an ok?

Thank you in advance!


Gwan in Irish English = "Go on" (aka Go ahead). It's an okay :D

Keep in mind though, this forum is for questions about the Irish language. Any Irish person would really be able to answer the above question :LOL:


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 Post subject: Re: Gwan so
PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2021 7:26 pm 
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It's how we pronounce "go on so" in Ireland, but usually written correctly.

BUT if somebody tells you "I will yeah" that means "no". :rofl:


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 Post subject: Re: Gwan so
PostPosted: Sat 15 May 2021 9:03 am 
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That reminds me of that time when we went to a restaurant in Ireland. The waiter asked if I was alright, to which I replied - No we haven't been served yet.


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