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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017 1:34 am 
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So, I've done a little research and I know the name Sarah doesn't directly translate to Gaelic, but I'm trying to find out if there is a way to spell it out in Gaelic script (the actual name Sarah, not Sorcha). My wife is of Irish descent and I wanted to get her name tattooed in Gaelic for our 10th anniversary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017 1:49 am 
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human2 wrote:
So, I've done a little research and I know the name Sarah doesn't directly translate to Gaelic, but I'm trying to find out if there is a way to spell it out in Gaelic script (the actual name Sarah, not Sorcha). My wife is of Irish descent and I wanted to get her name tattooed in Gaelic for our 10th anniversary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



All of the letters of the name Sarah exist in Irish, so there's no reason using an Irish font shouldn't be possible.


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017 10:18 am 
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Have you seen this website ? - www.namenerds.com/irish/trans.html

If you scroll down they do indeed give Sorcha as an equivalent, but there's also Saraid, but with the pronunciation they give, you'd think there would be a fada on the first a. If you want to use the traditional Irish font - Gaelchló - in the case where you find an h in the middle of a word, as in Sorcha, this would be replaced by a dot over the c that comes before it.


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017 10:49 am 
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Genesis 17,15:

“Maidir le Sáraí do bhean,” arsa Dia le hAbrahám, “ní thabharfaidh tú Sáraí uirthi,
ach Sárá a bheidh mar ainm uirthi.
(And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai,
but Sarah shall her name be.)

So, Sárá is the best choice in irish. Sárá with an Irish font


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017 8:14 pm 
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Sárá

This with the Irish font was great, can someone please tell me what that font is called and where I can find a version of it so that I can make it bigger to show to the artist?


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017 8:22 pm 
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Actually, after seeing the bible verse, perhaps I want the tattoo to say "Sarah thy wife, thy heart" (and I know saying thy wife might seem overkill except that our daughter is named Sarah as well, lol)


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017 8:26 pm 
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Sárá do bhean, do chroí - I suggest, but wait for confirmation from the others.


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr 2017 1:20 pm 
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Thanks, I'll wait for confirmation, can you show me what that looks like in script?


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr 2017 4:10 pm 
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human2 wrote:
Thanks, I'll wait for confirmation, can you show me what that looks like in script?



Sárá, do ḃean, do ċroí

or in old spelling

Sárá, do ḃean, do ċroiḋe


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Apr 2017 3:19 am 
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Great, so I read in the FAQ's wait for 3 people to confirm it, so I just need one more :D


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