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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jul 2019 12:05 am 
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"May the Moon's light always shine on your path"

This will be used for an ogham tattoo design, so it does not have to be perfect but I would like the meaning \ intent to be accurate.

"May" is a challenge because because I am using as an auxiliary function as a benediction \ prayer.

"Moon's light" is a bit tricky, "light of the moon" or "moonlight" would work as well.

"always shine on your path" (preferred), "always guide your path".

I tried using online translators, but when I compare the results they each come up with completely different results...
Go raibh an solas na ghealach shine i gcónaí ar do chosáin
1. May the light of the moon always shine on your path
2. That the light of the sun was always on your path


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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jul 2019 7:10 am 
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Beanloff wrote:
[i]"May the Moon's light always shine on your path"


Go raibh solas na gealaí ag lonrú ar do mbealach í gcónaí.

Provided the grammar is correct, this is one possible translation. Options may include using the main verb "shine" at the beginning although most translations I see of this type usually use the pattern "May (subject) be doing . . ." > Go lonraí (?)

Also, options for path in this sense besides "bealach" used above, although "cosán" may not be wrong, are "treo" (i do treo, sa treo) and bóthar (ar do bhóthar (?), ar an mbóthar). Get other opinions on this.

Sometimes online translators get things close but word order, nuances, and a variety of other problems cannot be done by software (yet).

Wait for more ideas.


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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jul 2019 2:28 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
Beanloff wrote:
[i]"May the Moon's light always shine on your path"


Go raibh solas na gealaí ag lonrú ar do mbealach í gcónaí.

Provided the grammar is correct, this is one possible translation. Options may include using the main verb "shine" at the beginning although most translations I see of this type usually use the pattern "May (subject) be doing . . ." > Go lonraí (?)


go lonraí ... (simple subjunctive) is better than go raibh ... ag lonrú (progressive subjunctive)
btw: ar do bhealach.

Go lonraí solas na gealaí ar do bhealach i gcónaí.

or moonshine as a noun (loinnir)

Go raibh loinnir na gealaí ar do bhealach i gcónaí.


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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jul 2019 2:42 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
Beanloff wrote:
[i]"May the Moon's light always shine on your path"


Go raibh solas na gealaí ag lonrú ar do mbealach í gcónaí.

Provided the grammar is correct, this is one possible translation. Options may include using the main verb "shine" at the beginning although most translations I see of this type usually use the pattern "May (subject) be doing . . ." > Go lonraí (?)


go lonraí ... (simple subjunctive) is better than go raibh ... ag lonrú (progressive subjunctive)
btw: ar do bhealach.

Go lonraí solas na gealaí ar do bhealach i gcónaí.

or moonshine as a noun (loinnir)

I can second both of these.

Redwolf

Go raibh loinnir na gealaí ar do bhealach i gcónaí.


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jul 2019 6:01 am 
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Labhrás wrote:

go lonraí ... (simple subjunctive) is better than go raibh ... ag lonrú (progressive subjunctive)
btw: ar do bhealach.

Go lonraí solas na gealaí ar do bhealach i gcónaí.

or moonshine as a noun (loinnir)

Go raibh loinnir na gealaí ar do bhealach i gcónaí.


Thanks for the correction and the alternative sentence.

Both look good to me.


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jul 2019 7:12 pm 
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Dear Labhrás and tiomluasocein,

Thank you for your assistance with this.


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jul 2019 7:17 pm 
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And Redwolf and Labhrás...

Thank You


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