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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2019 5:40 am 
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Im sure this has been requested before but I could not find a previous thread. My apologies if I missed it previously and also for asking for multiple queries in one thread.


In short: I'm buying an engagement ring and I would like to have it engraved with the proper form of expression for the circumstance - with the fewest words possible. Any alternatives are welcome (traditional expressions?)

How would one write out "Love Forever" with the intent being "Our" love forever? What about My love, always ?

If we were to go even more simply: What is the proper word for "Forever" ? I have seen this as both go deo and go bách. Does it differ if you mean Forever as an expression of emotion such as this or does it not matter?

My fiancee is of Irish heritage and loved her Irish grandmother dearly. We have always wanted to learn the language together but thus far have not. Thank you in advance for any help and advice.


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2019 11:38 pm 
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MikeAUUSA wrote:
Im sure this has been requested before but I could not find a previous thread. My apologies if I missed it previously and also for asking for multiple queries in one thread.


In short: I'm buying an engagement ring and I would like to have it engraved with the proper form of expression for the circumstance - with the fewest words possible. Any alternatives are welcome (traditional expressions?)

How would one write out "Love Forever" with the intent being "Our" love forever? What about My love, always ?

If we were to go even more simply: What is the proper word for "Forever" ? I have seen this as both go deo and go bách. Does it differ if you mean Forever as an expression of emotion such as this or does it not matter?

My fiancee is of Irish heritage and loved her Irish grandmother dearly. We have always wanted to learn the language together but thus far have not. Thank you in advance for any help and advice.

Grá go deo
Grá go brách

Love forever

Ár ngrá go deo
Ár ngrá go brách

Our love forever

Grá i gcónaí
Love always

Mo ghrá thú i gcónaí
My love for you always
[The part in red sounds more natural in Irish, but is not crucial]

Go deo
Go brách

Forever

i gcónaí
Always

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Does it differ if you mean Forever as an expression of emotion such as this or does it not matter?

It doesn't matter.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2019 2:52 pm 
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Thank you for taking the time to go through all of those. Also for pointing out the "for you" sounding smoother.


Are there any seconds or other thoughts?


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2019 8:35 pm 
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All I'll add is that given your intended use, you should use either go brách or go deo.
i gcónaí doesn't have quite the connotation you seem to be going for.


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