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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2022 6:50 pm 
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I am hoping someone can help me translate this phrase into Gaelic for a tattoo I would like to get celebrating my wife and my Irish heritage.

My love, my heart, my life.

Thank you so much for your time and help.


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul 2022 12:15 am 
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crafter@mdenorth.com wrote:
I am hoping someone can help me translate this phrase into Gaelic for a tattoo I would like to get celebrating my wife and my Irish heritage.

My love, my heart, my life.

Thank you so much for your time and help.


If you are talking TO your wife:

a ghrá, a chroí, a shaol

If you are talking ABOUT her:

mo ghrá, mo chroí, mo shaol

I think you may be talking ABOUT her, so the second one.

Cheers,

Tim


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul 2022 2:21 pm 
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Thanks Tim. Appreciate the response.


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul 2022 2:55 am 
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I think it's wise to get other responses on this. I hope someone posts something. We usually (used) get at least three confirmations before "allowing" the translation to be OK.


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jul 2022 11:29 pm 
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I can second what Tim gave you. :good:

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I'm not a native (or entirely fluent) speaker, so be sure to wait for confirmations/corrections, especially for tattoos.


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2022 8:29 pm 
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mo gaol mo cridhe mo beatha
my love my heart my life
that is just plain text no diacritics that makes it easier to speak


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2022 9:16 pm 
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tuig wrote:
mo gaol mo cridhe mo beatha
my love my heart my life
that is just plain text no diacritics that makes it easier to speak

Those words don't mean that (mo gaol doesn't mean anything), and it is not easier to speak Irish without the correct sound changes.


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2022 10:25 am 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
crafter@mdenorth.com wrote:
I am hoping someone can help me translate this phrase into Gaelic for a tattoo I would like to get celebrating my wife and my Irish heritage.

My love, my heart, my life.

Thank you so much for your time and help.


If you are talking TO your wife:

a ghrá, a chroí, a shaol

If you are talking ABOUT her:

mo ghrá, mo chroí, mo shaol

I think you may be talking ABOUT her, so the second one.

Cheers,

Tim


I can confirm this. Except I'd use a capital m in the beginning.

Because tattoos hurt :( , you can shorten it by using dots instead of h (gh > ġ, ch > ċ, sh > ṡ) as it was used in traditional script:

Mo ġrá, mo ċroí, mo ṡaol


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2022 4:21 am 
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djwebb2021 wrote:
tuig wrote:
mo gaol mo cridhe mo beatha
my love my heart my life
that is just plain text no diacritics that makes it easier to speak

Those words don't mean that (mo gaol doesn't mean anything), and it is not easier to speak Irish without the correct sound changes.


how come the Gaelic dictionary says that I am Irish


Last edited by tuig on Wed 10 Aug 2022 4:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2022 4:22 am 
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djwebb2021 wrote:
tuig wrote:
mo gaol mo cridhe mo beatha
my love my heart my life
that is just plain text no diacritics that makes it easier to speak

Those words don't mean that (mo gaol doesn't mean anything), and it is not easier to speak Irish without the correct sound changes.


how come I translated those words than see what it is you speak Gaelic in a pretentious way decline the language do not question me before your own ignorance


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