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PostPosted: Fri 22 Oct 2021 8:31 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
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Deich gclann doesn't mean "10 children", and I think Labhrás has enough knowledge of Irish not to suggest such mistranslations.


If that's true, then why would he have posted it?

Maybe this is good: Bhí deichniúr leanaí acu.


I don't know. I can't read Labhrás' mind. But the phrase he suggested is totally wrong in Irish.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Oct 2021 10:13 pm 
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djwebb2021 wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
djwebb2021 wrote:
Deich gclann doesn't mean "10 children", and I think Labhrás has enough knowledge of Irish not to suggest such mistranslations.


If that's true, then why would he have posted it?

Maybe this is good: Bhí deichniúr leanaí acu.


I don't know. I can't read Labhrás' mind. But the phrase he suggested is totally wrong in Irish.


Is my suggestion good? Can you confirm it or make another suggestion?


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Oct 2021 11:51 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
djwebb2021 wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
djwebb2021 wrote:
Deich gclann doesn't mean "10 children", and I think Labhrás has enough knowledge of Irish not to suggest such mistranslations.


If that's true, then why would he have posted it?

Maybe this is good: Bhí deichniúr leanaí acu.


I don't know. I can't read Labhrás' mind. But the phrase he suggested is totally wrong in Irish.


Is my suggestion good? Can you confirm it or make another suggestion?

I'd rather not help someone with the meretricious project of combining droch-Ghaelainn with a Maori ceremony.


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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct 2021 3:54 am 
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djwebb2021 wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
djwebb2021 wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
djwebb2021 wrote:
Deich gclann doesn't mean "10 children", and I think Labhrás has enough knowledge of Irish not to suggest such mistranslations.


If that's true, then why would he have posted it?

Maybe this is good: Bhí deichniúr leanaí acu.


I don't know. I can't read Labhrás' mind. But the phrase he suggested is totally wrong in Irish.


Is my suggestion good? Can you confirm it or make another suggestion?

I'd rather not help someone with the meretricious project of combining droch-Ghaelainn with a Maori ceremony.


So, why did you post anything in the first place? That doesn't seem logical to me.


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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct 2021 6:19 am 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
So, why did you post anything in the first place? That doesn't seem logical to me.

To point out the (constant) use of "clann" to mean "child" in droch-Ghaelainn. I'm pointing it out to regular forum users, not to the original poster here. I'm more interesting in helping bona fide learners of Irish. Clann does NOT mean "child".


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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct 2021 12:32 pm 
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liambrenz wrote:
HI there
I am from New Zealand/Aotearoa and want to learn some Irish to acknowledge my parents and ancestors for the introductory sentences of my formal Maori mihi (basically a way of saying who you are)

Could someone please let me know how to say the following?

" My mother, Philomena, and father, Tommy, came to New Zealand from Ireland.
They had ten children in this land
I am the youngest"

The rest will be in Maori :)

Many thanks

Liam
Google translate will give you a good literal translation of your English into Irish. To make your intro more Irish, you can change the phrase in your message, "They had ten children," to, "Ten children were born to them," then plug your message into Google translate to get a proper Irish introduction.


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Oct 2021 12:23 pm 
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djwebb2021 wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
So, why did you post anything in the first place? That doesn't seem logical to me.


To point out the (constant) use of "clann" to mean "child" in droch-Ghaelainn. I'm pointing it out to regular forum users, not to the original poster here. I'm more interesting in helping bona fide learners of Irish. Clann does NOT mean "child".


From Foclóir

They have no children - Níl páistí ar bith acu, Níl aon leanaí acu, Níl aon chlann acu
I have three children - Tá triúr leanaí agam, Tá triúr páistí agam, Tá triúr clainne agam
my first child - mo chéad duine clainne, mo chéad pháiste


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Oct 2021 2:05 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
djwebb2021 wrote:
Deich gclann doesn't mean "10 children", and I think Labhrás has enough knowledge of Irish not to suggest such mistranslations.


If that's true, then why would he have posted it?


Because everybody makes mistakes. Even I ;) Sorry for that.
Unfortunately, this forum has become rather silent recently, so it takes time before corrections are made.

deich gclann is utter nonsense.
Either deichniúr clainne or deichniúr páistí


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct 2021 5:31 am 
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Labhrás wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
djwebb2021 wrote:
Deich gclann doesn't mean "10 children", and I think Labhrás has enough knowledge of Irish not to suggest such mistranslations.


If that's true, then why would he have posted it?


Because everybody makes mistakes. Even I ;) Sorry for that.
Unfortunately, this forum has become rather silent recently, so it takes time before corrections are made.

deich gclann is utter nonsense.
Either deichniúr clainne or deichniúr páistí


:rofl: You should see some of the crap I used to (still!) post.

Anyway, is Bhí deichniúr leanaí acu also good?


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct 2021 2:12 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:

:rofl: You should see some of the crap I used to (still!) post.

Anyway, is Bhí deichniúr leanaí acu also good?


Yes. But it is rarely used.


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