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 Post subject: Tattoo: "Prayer" (CO/SL)
PostPosted: Fri 27 Oct 2017 9:10 pm 
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Hello, guys!

I would really be thankful if someone translated to Standard Irish and/or Old Spelling this prayer, so I could engrave it to my chest :)


"May the moon shine brighter for me,
may the wind be always at my back,
may true be the hearts that love me,
may the gods hold me in the palm of their hands."




Thanks a LOT!
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Oct 2017 10:27 pm 
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Go lonraí an ghealach níos gile dom
May the moon shine brighter for me
or, perhaps a bit more natural sounding:
Go lonraí an ghealach níos gile orm
May the moon shine brighter on me

Go séide an ghaoth i gcónaí ar mo chúl
May the wind be always at my back

Go raibh siad dílis, na croíthe a bhfuil grá acu dom
May they be true [faithful], the hearts that love me
or, if you use the version ending in orm for the first one above, you could mirror that ending poetically here with:
Go raibh siad dílis, na croíthe a bhfuil grá acu orm
May they be true, the hearts that love me

Go gcoinní na déithe i mbois a lámh
May the gods hold me in the palm of their hands

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PostPosted: Sat 28 Oct 2017 10:27 pm 
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LtPhill wrote:
Hello, guys!

I would really be thankful if someone translated to Standard Irish and/or Old Spelling this prayer, so I could engrave it to my chest :)


"May the moon shine brighter for me,
may the wind be always at my back,
may true be the hearts that love me,
may the gods hold me in the palm of their hands."




Thanks a LOT!
:toast:



Engraved in your chest?!! A tattoo sounds a lot less painful! :darklaugh:

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Oct 2017 4:56 am 
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CaoimhínSF wrote:
Go raibh siad dílis, na croíthe a bhfuil grá aici dom
Go raibh siad dílis, na croíthe a bhfuil grá aici orm
Go gcoinní na déithe i mbois a láimhe mé


I think while CaoimhínSF was drafting this beautiful translation he made some changes or something because I see two little errors
"aici" here should be "acu" in both instances (aici means roughly 'she has' but acu means 'they have')
"a láimhe" here should be "a lámh" (a láimhe means 'of their hand' and a lámh 'of their hands')

Other than those two things that seem to be type os or editing mistakes, it looks great!
I personally don't really like 'go lonraí an ghealach níos gile dom/orm' -- maybe
Go raibh lonrú na gealaí orm níos gile
or
Níos gile go raibh lonrú na gealaí orm
actually I don't like these either. I feel like there is a better way... but may be wrong!

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Oct 2017 12:07 am 
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"aici" here should be "acu" in both instances (aici means roughly 'she has' but acu means 'they have')
"a láimhe" here should be "a lámh" (a láimhe means 'of their hand' and a lámh 'of their hands')

Yes, I've corrected those.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Nov 2017 4:46 pm 
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Guys, thanks a LOT! It's awesome that there are people that actually use their time to help people like me.

I'm a a big fan of the whole irish and celtic culture so I would love to tattoo a piece of it. I already have some celtic tattos in my arms, so, yeah!


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Nov 2017 7:22 pm 
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LtPhill wrote:
Guys, thanks a LOT! It's awesome that there are people that actually use their time to help people like me.

I'm a a big fan of the whole irish and celtic culture so I would love to tattoo a piece of it. I already have some celtic tattos in my arms, so, yeah!


Lieutenant, we enjoy having new challenges, so please don't hesitate.

But definitely wait for someone with more authority (like BrídMhór for example) to either confirm or disagree before getting anything tattooed on you! Remember we are volunteer amateurs not professionals!!!

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Nov 2017 7:39 pm 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
Lieutenant, we enjoy having new challenges, so please don't hesitate.

But definitely wait for someone with more authority (like BrídMhór for example) to either confirm or disagree before getting anything tattooed on you! Remember we are volunteer amateurs not professionals!!!



Wow! Thanks again, this time for identifying my actual military rank! hahaha

Well, I'll wait for some of the big guys to confirm or not.
Do they check these topics often?


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Nov 2017 8:29 pm 
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Cúmhaí wrote:
But definitely wait for someone with more authority (like BrídMhór for example)


No pressure :LOL:

CaoimhínSF wrote:
Go gcoinní na déithe i mbois a lámh mé
May the gods hold me in the palm of their hands


Shouldn't the hands be plural.
Go gcoinní na déithe i mbosa a gcuid láimhe mé.
Make sure that's confirmed though.

I don't think I can improve on Caoimhín's, I'm not good at poetry.


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Nov 2017 8:36 pm 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Shouldn't the hands be plural.
Go gcoinní na déithe i mbosa a gcuid láimhe mé.
Make sure that's confirmed though.


It is funny you say that because that is what Caoimhín had originally, ach is é "lámh" an ginideach iolra den fhocal 'lámh' de réir an chaighdeáin oifigiúil
an ea nach bhfuil sé sin nadúrtha dar leat?

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