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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov 2011 10:05 pm 
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Hi there guys!

Could somebody Please help me!
Im wanting to make a plaque to commemorate ten years since my fathers passing.
On it i want to engrave in Scottish Gaelic
'You are my sunshine'
He was from Glasgow ( if it makes a difference at all)

Please could somebody help me translate this.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov 2011 10:17 pm 
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In Glasgow, people have been speaking English and Braid Scots for centuries so it doesn't make any difference. Gaelic is spoken in parts of the Highlands and in the Hebrides, not in the Lowlands (except by people who've moved there).

You are my sunshine:

'S tu mo ghrian (=you are my sun)

wait for other opinions though, maybe there's a more precise way to say "sunshine"...

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov 2011 10:35 pm 
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Here's a reference for the thread going over at IGTF, which Kevin has replied to..

http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/tr ... ml#p776474

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov 2011 11:14 pm 
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S Tu mo dheàlradh na grèine

Is that you are my sunshine? I never imagined there would be so many options!


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov 2011 7:34 am 
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ohagan89 wrote:
S Tu mo dheàlradh na grèine

Is that you are my sunshine? I never imagined there would be so many options!


I answered at the other site (see link above).

'S tu mo dheàlradh na grèine
Is tu mo dheàlradh na grèine
both work, but in the first one don't leave out the apostrophe at the beginning

Also possible (with Is or 'S):
Is tu mo dheàrrsadh na grèine
Is tu mo dheàlraich na grèine

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov 2011 10:00 pm 
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Thankyou very very much for your help!!


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