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 Post subject: Happy Families
PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2018 8:24 pm 
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I'm trying to translate the names of this card game. I haven't been able to find out whether it has been done before or not. Perhaps there might better ways of putting it that would sound better in Irish, so I'd welcome any suggestions.
First of all the name of the game -Na Teaghlaigh Sona Sásta

After that it's not so easy - Mr Chop the Butcher - An tUasal Gríscín an Búistéir, Mrs Chop the Butcher's Wife - An tUasal Bean Ní Ghríscín, Bean an Bhúisteara


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Families
PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2018 8:48 pm 
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franc 91 wrote:

After that it's not so easy - Mr Chop the Butcher - An tUasal Gríscín an Búistéir, Mrs Chop the Butcher's Wife - An tUasal Bean Ní Ghríscín, Bean an Bhúisteara


"an tUasal" is very fomal which I'd translate rather as "Esquire".

Many Irish names can change to X-ach for "Mr. O'X".
So Mr Chop, b'fhéidir: An Gríscíneach supposed to refer to some Seán Ó/Mac Gríscín

Professions following the name are used without the article, so:
Seán Ó/Mac Gríscín, búistéir
and perhaps:
An Gríscíneach, búistéir.

Mrs Chop: Bean an Ghríscínigh,
and for "the butcher's wife" I'd add even just "búistéir"
Bean an Ghríscínigh, búistéir


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Families
PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2018 9:08 pm 
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Go raibh maith agat.
I'm not at all sure either of how to translate Master Chop the Butcher's Son or Miss Chop the Butcher's Daughter - Seán Óg or Buachaill, Iníon or Cailín perhaps. Also for example, I was also looking for a word for some kind of meat that might have a similar sound to an Búistéir, in the hope that that would sound better.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Families
PostPosted: Fri 07 Dec 2018 10:11 pm 
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So how's this? -

Gearóid Ó Gríscín, búistéir
Gearóidín Bean an Ghríscínigh, búistéir
Gearóid Óg Mac an Ghríscínigh, búistéir
Gearóidín Óg Iníon an Ghríscínigh, búistéir


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