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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep 2012 8:16 pm 
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Oh my what a can of worms I've opened but now with this background I totally understand!! And this is what makes learning a language so interesting. Thanks all!

And I must add, here in the USA (well, my part at least), we don't talk about kettles or putting anything down or on. We simply say, "Boil some water." Or, to be more specific, "Make me some hot tea." Because half the time, that involves no kettle at all, just a coffee mug and the microwave and a Lipton tea bag. :LOL:

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep 2012 8:27 pm 
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Throw on the kettle
Put some tea on
Boil the kettle

I bet you there are dozens of ways to say it in Hiberno-English!


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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep 2012 9:26 pm 
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That was another one of those confusing translations from talkirish.com that I was talking about in one of your previous posts.

Cuir an citeal síos.
Put the kettle on.

Although they aren't really"wrong," they aren't always literal translations.

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep 2012 10:23 pm 
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"Put the kettle on" as in "Polly, put the kettle on", though literally it is "Put the kettle down".


I think they say "put the kettle down" in Hiberno-English (probably a direct translation from the Irish)
Personally I wouldn't think to say "put the kettle on", but now that you mention Polly I have heard that. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Tue 18 Sep 2012 12:41 am 
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Aislingeach wrote:
That was another one of those confusing translations from talkirish.com that I was talking about in one of your previous posts.

Cuir an citeal síos.
Put the kettle on.

Although they aren't really"wrong," they aren't always literal translations.


Oh yeah! I bet that's where I saw it. Not only are you people good at language, you're also good at sleuthing. Or, social engineering? :rofl:

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I grew up in the Irish community in Liverpool, lived in England and spent every summer in Galway. To this day I have never heard anyone say 'put the kettle down'.
On the other hand, I do put the kettle on about 6 times a day.


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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
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I always understood that 'cuir síos' can be used for pots and pans and all kinds of cooking, or even for fires: cuir na prátaí síos nó tine a chur síos mar shampla.


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peann cleite wrote:
I always understood that 'cuir síos' can be used for pots and pans and all kinds of cooking, or even for fires: cuir na prátaí síos nó tine a chur síos mar shampla.



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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
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I am from Dublin.
We never say put the kettle down.
Always put the kettle on.
In English I mean of course.
I wish I said it in Irish.
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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 2:28 pm 
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Breandán wrote:
An Cionnfhaolach wrote:
i.e "Déan cuir síos ar an mbuachaill"...."describe the boy"

Déan cur síos ... ?

:good:

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