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 Post subject: Tattoo translation
PostPosted: Mon 09 Dec 2019 7:34 pm 
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Hello!

I would like to get a simple tattoo of my grandparents names (in irish) and wanted to double check the use of "agus" is correct:

Nuala agus Pádraig

Thank you :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo translation
PostPosted: Mon 09 Dec 2019 10:22 pm 
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sophtaylor wrote:
Hello!

I would like to get a simple tattoo of my grandparents names (in irish) and wanted to double check the use of "agus" is correct:

Nuala agus Pádraig

Thank you :)

Yes, that's fine. As you may already know, you can also shorten it to Nuala 's Pádraig.

If you wanted to get fancy, you could also use one of the lámhscríbhinní handwriting shortcuts which scribes used in the old days. The word agus could be written with a 7-like character, somewhat like this, with the middle character lowered halfway down, rather than flush with the other characters:

Nuala 7 Pádraig

I've just used a seven, since I don't have a font from which to draw the true character, but someone else may be able to supply it, because I think I've seen someone do that here before.

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I'm not a native (or entirely fluent) speaker, so be sure to wait for confirmations/corrections, especially for tattoos.


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 Post subject: Re: Tattoo translation
PostPosted: Tue 10 Dec 2019 5:29 pm 
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CaoimhínSF wrote:
If you wanted to get fancy, you could also use one of the lámhscríbhinní handwriting shortcuts which scribes used in the old days. The word agus could be written with a 7-like character, somewhat like this, with the middle character lowered halfway down, rather than flush with the other characters:

Nuala 7 Pádraig

I've just used a seven, since I don't have a font from which to draw the true character, but someone else may be able to supply it, because I think I've seen someone do that here before.


Tironian et: ⁊
Nuala ⁊ Pádraig

Nuala ⁊ Pádraig


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