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PostPosted: Wed 04 Dec 2019 10:37 pm 
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My first thought was:

Hé ! Thusa ansin ! (Hé is in Dinneen as a form of "hey" or "hi".) And then I saw Bríd had it too. :-) Of course that makes it a bit more Conamara style. But I can see Labhrás's point about usage.

Building on what Cian suggested, perhaps:

Hé ! A dhuine ! A fhir agus casóig ghalánta ort ! Canathaobh go bhfuil pus ort ?

Cuirfidh mo chara miongháire ar t'aghaidh ... lena dhoirnibh.

Just trying something different from leis an gcasóig ghalánta.

I kind of like the singular lena dhorn, the implication being that he could do it in one blow.

Await further input ...

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Dec 2019 8:57 am 
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Labhrás wrote:
tiomluasocein wrote:
The word "hi" has been used since Late Middle English, according to the Oxford Dictionary.


Not as a call/greeting. This first developed in early 20th century. (acc. to https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=hi)



From the same page you quoted:

". . . originally to attract attention (15c.), probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (late 15c.) which also was an exclamation to call attention."

I believe that "Hey, you there!" is exactly that - an exclamation to call attention. Foclóir offers both "hé" and ™haigh".


Bríd Mhór wrote:
T(h)usa ansin ! With or without the H. Personally I would say that. But it may be Béarlachas I don't know.


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Dec 2019 9:00 pm 
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Hé; Haigh; Aigh;
I think you can use any one of them, and probably a few more attention seeking words too.


Ha - is a multi-useful word in Conamara.
It can be used as:
"What?"
"yes";
A word to show you're paying attention;
Asking for confirmation like you'd say "... isn't it?" in English.
A lot like the word: "muise".

Hé ! Thusa leis an gcóta galánta [ort] ! Cén fáth [or: tuige] a bhfuil pus ort ?


New suggestion: :D
Bainfidh mo chara an straois sin dhíot lena dhorna.
My friend will take that smirk off your face with his fist.


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Dec 2019 9:08 pm 
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The reason I changed it to "cóta" is that's what we'd use in Conamara. We only use "casóg" in Conamara for the cassock a priest wears. But both are correct for "coat" depending on dialect.


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