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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 2:34 pm 
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nuala wrote:
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.


Where I live we say put the kettle down and put the kettle on, but we' re culchies :) . I always thought though that putting the kettle down meant pushing the actual button on the kettle down to turn it on.

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 3:50 pm 
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wannaleanrirish wrote:
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.
:D
Stop wishing and just say it in Irish! We all have to start somewhere and where better than with a cuppa! 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 8:13 pm 
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Saoirse wrote:
wannaleanrirish wrote:
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.
:D
Stop wishing and just say it in Irish! We all have to start somewhere and where better than with a cuppa! 8-)


Ba mhaith liom má duirt mé é as gaeilge. (an bhfuil sé ceart?)

:D

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
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wannaleanrirish wrote:
Saoirse wrote:
wannaleanrirish wrote:
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.
:D
Stop wishing and just say it in Irish! We all have to start somewhere and where better than with a cuppa! 8-)


Ba mhaith liom má duirt mé é as gaeilge. (an bhfuil sé ceart?)

:D
You could say, 'Ba mhaith liom é a rá i nGaeilge.' (I would like to say it in Irish.)

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 8:43 pm 
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Saoirse wrote:
wannaleanrirish wrote:
Saoirse wrote:
wannaleanrirish wrote:
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.
:D
Stop wishing and just say it in Irish! We all have to start somewhere and where better than with a cuppa! 8-)
Ba mhaith liom má duirt mé é as gaeilge. (an bhfuil sé ceart?)
:D
You could say, 'Ba mhaith liom é a rá i nGaeilge.' (I would like to say it in Irish.)

Or you could say B'fhearr liom é a rá i nGaeilge. "I'd prefer to say it in Irish"

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 8:51 pm 
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I've never heard "Put it down" either.


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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 10:11 pm 
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Irrespective of whether or not we have encountered it in person, clearly there _are_ people who _do_ say it, even if it might not be the usual way for most of us in most places.

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Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 10:13 pm 
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Maybe only natives say it then. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012 10:33 pm 
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Breandán wrote:
Irrespective of whether or not we have encountered it in person, clearly there _are_ people who _do_ say it, even if it might not be the usual way for most of us in most places.

Of course, I wasn't implying otherwise. Just making conversation :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cuir...síos
PostPosted: Fri 21 Sep 2012 2:19 am 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Maybe only natives say it then. :D


and culchies :LOL:

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