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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2019 7:40 am 
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Hello

Can someone please provide me with Irish translations for the following (for a tattoo):

I am enough
Good enough
Enough

Standard Irish is fine.

Thank you very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo
PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2019 1:40 pm 
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I’m a total beginner, but...

I am enough = Tá mé go leor
Good enough = Maith go leor
Enough = Go leor

Please wait for more input.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo
PostPosted: Fri 05 Jul 2019 7:29 am 
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I am enough. Maybe also "Táim dóthanach ionam féin." > I am sufficient in myself.

Good enough. What Esszet said. Also, "ceart go leor".

Enough. I think using one or the other of the contexts above would be best. Simply saying "enough" may not get across your meaning.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo
PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2019 6:49 pm 
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Esszet wrote:
I’m a total beginner, but...

I am enough = Tá mé go leor
Good enough = Maith go leor
Enough = Go leor

Please wait for more input.


I am enough - Is leor mise

You can't say 'Tá mé go leor'. You'd need an adjective after 'mé'. The other two are ambiguous in meaning.

tiomluasocein wrote:
I am enough. Maybe also "Táim dóthanach ionam féin." > I am sufficient in myself.


I looked up 'dóthanach' in FGB. It's not suitable here. Check it out and you'll see what I mean.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo
PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2019 11:18 pm 
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Errigal wrote:
Esszet wrote:
I’m a total beginner, but...

I am enough = Tá mé go leor
Good enough = Maith go leor
Enough = Go leor

Please wait for more input.


I am enough - Is leor mise

You can't say 'Tá mé go leor'. You'd need an adjective after 'mé'. The other two are ambiguous in meaning.

tiomluasocein wrote:
I am enough. Maybe also "Táim dóthanach ionam féin." > I am sufficient in myself.


I looked up 'dóthanach' in FGB. It's not suitable here. Check it out and you'll see what I mean.


With "de" it has a negative connotation. It should be alright by itself. In the same dictionary, "Is leor sin" which seems to be that pattern for which you get your sentence, is paired with "ní beag sin!" and seems to connote "That's enough!" I'm not sure that would work although I don't know 100%. I think we need more input on this.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo
PostPosted: Mon 08 Jul 2019 10:22 am 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
In the same dictionary, "Is leor sin" which seems to be that pattern for which you get your sentence, is paired with "ní beag sin!" and seems to connote "That's enough!" I'm not sure that would work although I don't know 100%. I think we need more input on this.


What isn't too little that is enough.
Ní beag mé - "I am not (too) few/little" ~ I am enough

Though i don't know if it is used for persons' enoughness. (I don't think so)
See discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5062&view=next


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo
PostPosted: Tue 09 Jul 2019 12:14 am 
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So far . . .

Errigal: Is leor mise.
Labhrás: Ní beag mé.

In FGB, under "self-sufficient" is "leor ann féin", a similar structure to what I posted before except I was using "dóthanach" which sounds rather clumsy.

Leor ionam féin. (Would it be "Tá mé leor . . ." or "Tá leor . . ."?)


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