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 Post subject: A Table for Three
PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019 3:23 am 
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How would you say "Table for three" in Irish? (for example in a restaurant)
My only guess would be "Bórd triúir" which literally means "Table of Three (people)"
Is that what you would use in Irish? If not, how would you phrase it?
And how do you pronounce "triúir" anyway? Forvo does not have an entry for that yet.


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 Post subject: Re: A Table for Three
PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019 8:30 am 
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I'd say Bord do thriúr 'a table for three people'.

Bord triúir would seem to indicate 'a three-person table'.

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/Triúr

Of course the pronunciation would be altered when triúr is lenited.

Triúr originally comes from trí fhear > tríear > triúr.

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 Post subject: Re: A Table for Three
PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019 1:02 pm 
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Foras na Gaeilge have published 'Lámhleabhar Bia agus Dí - A simple guide to the use of the Irish language in the Food and Beverage industry'
This is what they have on page 6 - Bialann

Table for Two (Three/Four) - Bord do Bheirt (Thriúr/Cheathrar)


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