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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jul 2019 6:54 pm 
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Hi there! I'm looking to get a tattoo done on my ribcage. I'm thinking of getting [color=#8000BF]"Dá ainneoin sin iss uile, éírím", which I've been told translates to "Despite all that is, I rise". I'd love a confirmation/better phrasing/grammar corrections, please. Thank you and have a great day!![/color]


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jul 2019 11:50 pm 
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mollygrace wrote:
Hi there! I'm looking to get a tattoo done on my ribcage. I'm thinking of getting [color=#8000BF]"Dá ainneoin sin iss uile, éírím", which I've been told translates to "Despite all that is, I rise". I'd love a confirmation/better phrasing/grammar corrections, please. Thank you and have a great day!![/color]


The "is" part is a bit tricky to say in the same way in Irish.

D'ainneoin gach uile ní, éírím
Despite everything, I rise.

You could work in the "is" in this way, but it feels a bit clunky to me:

D'ainneoin gach uile ní atá ann, éírím
Despite everything that is [there], I rise.

although it might sound more natural in Irish to use the future tense:

D'ainneoin gach uile ní, iíreoidh mé
Despite everything, I will rise.

D'ainneoin gach uile ní atá ann, éireoidh mé
Despite everything that is [there], I will rise.

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2019 1:03 am 
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CaoimhínSF wrote:

. . . it might sound more natural in Irish to use the future tense:

D'ainneoin gach uile ní, éireoidh mé
Despite everything, I will rise.


I like this one. Maybe, as it's for a tattoo, you could use only the last part: Éireoidh mé.

No accent on the "i" in that, by the way. Only on the "e".


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2019 2:30 am 
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mollygrace wrote:
Hi there! I'm looking to get a tattoo done on my ribcage. I'm thinking of getting [color=#8000BF]"Dá ainneoin sin iss uile, éírím", which I've been told translates to "Despite all that is, I rise". I'd love a confirmation/better phrasing/grammar corrections, please. Thank you and have a great day!![/color]


I don't know if the other two made it clear enough, but what you have here is NOT OK. 'Iss" isn't even an Irish word.

I like this one, but wait for more.

D'ainneoin gach uile ní, éírím

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2019 9:11 am 
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mollygrace wrote:
Hi there! I'm looking to get a tattoo done on my ribcage. I'm thinking of getting [color=#8000BF]"Dá ainneoin sin iss uile, éírím", which I've been told translates to "Despite all that is, I rise". I'd love a confirmation/better phrasing/grammar corrections, please. Thank you and have a great day!![/color]


There should be only one s > Dá ainneoin sin is uile, éirim. = Despite all that, I rise. (The is you have after that is wrong.
Or you could have CaomhinSF's first or third versions.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2019 9:58 am 
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Errigal wrote:
mollygrace wrote:
Hi there! I'm looking to get a tattoo done on my ribcage. I'm thinking of getting [color=#8000BF]"Dá ainneoin sin iss uile, éírím", which I've been told translates to "Despite all that is, I rise". I'd love a confirmation/better phrasing/grammar corrections, please. Thank you and have a great day!![/color]


There should be only one s > Dá ainneoin sin is uile, éirim. = Despite all that, I rise. (The is you have after that is wrong.
Or you could have CaomhinSF's first or third versions.


:good:

Dá ainneoin sin is uile, éirím

"is" isn't a verb here but a short form of "agus", "and" (Dá ainneoin sin agus uile "despite that and all")


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2019 11:27 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Errigal wrote:
mollygrace wrote:
Hi there! I'm looking to get a tattoo done on my ribcage. I'm thinking of getting [color=#8000BF]"Dá ainneoin sin iss uile, éírím", which I've been told translates to "Despite all that is, I rise". I'd love a confirmation/better phrasing/grammar corrections, please. Thank you and have a great day!![/color]


There should be only one s > Dá ainneoin sin is uile, éirim. = Despite all that, I rise. (The is you have after that is wrong.
Or you could have CaomhinSF's first or third versions.


:good:

Dá ainneoin sin is uile, éirím

"is" isn't a verb here but a short form of "agus", "and" (Dá ainneoin sin agus uile "despite that and all")


:good:

Please note that if you do use CaomhinSF's first or third versions, that you don't accent the first "i" in "éirím" or "éireoidh".


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Jul 2019 8:45 pm 
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No accent on the "i" in that, by the way. Only on the "e".


Good catch. It wasn't intended. Just my bad typing (which I then copied into the next version).

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2019 4:44 am 
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CaoimhínSF wrote:
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No accent on the "i" in that, by the way. Only on the "e".


Good catch. It wasn't intended. Just my bad typing (which I then copied into the next version).


I figured so. Keep an eye out for all my bad Irish and we'll call it even. :darklaugh:


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