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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011 9:20 pm 
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Hello,

I'm hoping to get some help or clarification on a phrase I'm hoping to use in a tattoo. I want to make certain the translation into gaelic of "Family Above All" or "Family Over Everything" is correct...

I've been given "Teaghlach Thar Aon Ní Eile", but I've also had "Teaghlach Thar Gach Uile Ní" and "Muintir Thar Gach Uile Ní" offered up as tranlations. I understand the difference between "Teaghlach" & "Muintir" as the difference between immediate family as opposed to the whole family tree, however I don't understand the rest of the differences between the two phrasaes...

All help is GREATLY appreciated, I want to be as certain as possible to be accurate.

Thank you in advance!!!


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011 10:14 pm 
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Not much difference really.

Teaglach thar aon ní eile (Family over anyone else)
Teaglach thar gach uile ní (Family over everyone else)


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011 10:15 pm 
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Aon ní eile literally means ‘any other thing’; gach uile ní literally means ‘all and everything’ (or just ‘everything’).

Both are common and correct; which you use is entirely up to you. The difference is much like that in English between ‘above all (else)’ and ‘above everything’: just two different ways of saying pretty much the same thing.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011 11:24 pm 
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Mick wrote:
Teaghlach thar aon ní eile (Family over anything else)
Teaghlach thar gach uile ní (Family over everything)

kk kind of corrected this already, but thought I'd just make sure it wasn't left hanging.

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Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011 11:33 pm 
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Oh, I didn’t even notice it—my post crossed with Mick’s, so I didn’t really see it before. :)

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011 11:34 pm 
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:oops:

Go raibh maith agat, a Bhreandáin.


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2011 11:44 pm 
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Mick wrote:
:oops:
Go raibh maith agat, a Bhreandáin.

Ná habair é, a Mhic. Tá súil agam go ndéanfaidh tú amhlaidh dhomsa freisin. Dháiríre. :yes: Is éasca botúin daoine eile a fheiceáil ach is minic nach bhfeicim mo bhotúin féin.

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Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov 2011 12:38 am 
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Gan dabht. Ach bíonn beachtas an-thábhachtach nuair a bhíonn tattoo i gceist.


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov 2011 12:47 am 
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Sin é an fáth go bhfuil an riail "Three to agree" (triúr le haontú (?)) againn. :yes:

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WARNING: Intermediate speaker - await further opinions, corrections and adjustments before acting on my advice.
My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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