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PostPosted: Tue 29 Aug 2017 8:20 pm 
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This is at the beginning of the story 'Daniel O'Rourke', which I'm sure many of you must know - I don't know how to translate - how few. Here's the context -

People may have heard of the renowned adventures of Daniel O'Rourke, but how few are there who know......


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Aug 2017 9:26 pm 
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franc 91 wrote:
This is at the beginning of the story 'Daniel O'Rourke', which I'm sure many of you must know - I don't know how to translate - how few. Here's the context -

People may have heard of the renowned adventures of Daniel O'Rourke, but how few are there who know......


I would say something like

"..., ach is beag duine a bhfuil eolas acu gur chúis a chuid chontúirtí..."

I included a bit extra so the context would be clear, but the phrasing I'd use is "is beag".


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Aug 2017 9:46 pm 
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I agree with Gumbi. It isn't really a question, so is beag duine is prob. the best way.

An alternative:
ach a laghad díobh a bhfuil eolas acu = but so few of them know

or more literally as a question (but it isn't really a question, so i don't recommend it):
ach cá laghad díobh a bhfuil eolas acu = but how few of them know


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Aug 2017 6:32 am 
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Go raibh maith agaibh - I was considering it as a question, when of course it isn't really that. Merci ;)


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2017 7:17 am 
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Am I using the right tense here ?

Is féidir go chloisfeadh daoine ar na heachtaí clúiteacha Dhomhnaill Uí Ruairc, ach.....


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2017 10:26 am 
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franc 91 wrote:
Am I using the right tense here ?

Is féidir go chloisfeadh daoine ar na heachtaí clúiteacha Dhomhnaill Uí Ruairc, ach.....


I’d say B’fhéidir go gcloisfeadh

BTW: na heachtraí clúiteacha Dhomhnaill Uí Ruairc = the renowned adventures of Daniel O'Rourke
(no article because of the definite genitive ina dhiaidh)

I'm not sure about "clois ar",
is féidir caint ar rud éigin a chloisint, nó rud éigin a chloisint ar an tsráid ach cloiseann tú faoin rud éigin go hiondúil.


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2017 11:00 am 
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Go raibh maith agat - yes of course it should start with B'fhéidir rather than - Is féidir. I added ar after the verb as I was trying to find a way of saying - to hear of - as it isn't in the dictionary.


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