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Hi-Are there any Irish members here?

 
 
Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2007 06:17 pm
HI-I'm doing some research on Irish language and culture and I'd like to know are there any Irish members here who can please help me out with my questions?
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bathsheba
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2007 06:43 pm
Hello JGoldman,

I have an Irish passport but I don't live in Ireland. You want to know about the Gaelic language? It's danged difficult, that's all I know! I think it's Latin, Egyptian and a few other languages all mixed together :wink:

But I'll try to answer some questions if I can.

Bathsheba
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2007 06:55 pm
bathsheba wrote:
Hello JGoldman,

I have an Irish passport but I don't live in Ireland. You want to know about the Gaelic language? It's danged difficult, that's all I know! I think it's Latin, Egyptian and a few other languages all mixed together :wink:

But I'll try to answer some questions if I can.

Bathsheba


Hi-can you help me out with Hiberno-Irish?
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bathsheba
 
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Reply Sun 21 Oct, 2007 10:25 pm
JGoldman10 wrote:
bathsheba wrote:
Hello JGoldman,

I have an Irish passport but I don't live in Ireland. You want to know about the Gaelic language? It's danged difficult, that's all I know! I think it's Latin, Egyptian and a few other languages all mixed together :wink:

But I'll try to answer some questions if I can.

Bathsheba


Hi-can you help me out with Hiberno-Irish?


Do you mean 'old' Irish? Hibernia being the old name for Eire. I'm afraid I don't know the Irish language except for a very few words. Are you trying to translate something?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 22 Oct, 2007 10:02 am
bathsheba wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:
bathsheba wrote:
Hello JGoldman,

I have an Irish passport but I don't live in Ireland. You want to know about the Gaelic language? It's danged difficult, that's all I know! I think it's Latin, Egyptian and a few other languages all mixed together :wink:

But I'll try to answer some questions if I can.

Bathsheba


Hi-can you help me out with Hiberno-Irish?


Do you mean 'old' Irish? Hibernia being the old name for Eire. I'm afraid I don't know the Irish language except for a very few words. Are you
trying to translate something?


Yes. LionTamerX was helping me out but I don't know where he is. HAve you heard from him?
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bathsheba
 
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Reply Wed 24 Oct, 2007 08:03 pm
No. I'm a newbie so don't know too many people here yet! Sorry.

Have you tried to find a translation in Hibernian on google? Just a thought.

Bathsheba
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kgleoite
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2007 10:20 am
JGoldman
I'm Irish and live in Ireland
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2007 12:05 pm
kgleoite wrote:
JGoldman
I'm Irish and live in Ireland


Hi-nice to meet you-can you please help me out?
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kgleoite
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2007 01:59 pm
Hi JGoldman
Sure, I'll help you out. What do you need?
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spendius
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2007 02:16 pm
Reading around James Joyce might be useful. Richard Ellmann's biog say.

Yeats was an expert I think.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2007 04:03 pm
reply to kgleoite
kgleoite wrote:
Hi JGoldman
Sure, I'll help you out. What do you need?


Hello kgleoite. I was asking for help with Hiberno-Irish slang translations in another thread. LionTamerX was helping me out. I thanked him for his help, and I had a few more questions for him, but I don't know where he went.

I'd like to know if I post a link to the thread, could you please help me out?
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kgleoite
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2007 08:09 am
Hi JGoldman

Post what you want ask and I'll help you

Cheers
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 27 Oct, 2007 11:46 am
kgleoite wrote:
Hi JGoldman

Post what you want ask and I'll help you

Cheers


Hi kgleoite-thank you. I was talking to LionTamerX and asked for help with Hiberno-Irish slang terms.

He told me:

tomboy-

Hyrax
Bushie
Stackie

Delinquent girl = Bethie
Queagnfer
Reugh

Tough Girl = Troisie
Roadmount
Quinney

powerfully-built male - Wrothie, or G'dugman.

powerfully-built female Harper, or Donny.


Do you know of ant others I can use?
I also wanted to know:

What are Hiberno-Irish slangs for "first-rater"- "a striking, remarkable, and/or impressive person"-besides


stratifer
starrifier
and
rastifier?

I'd also like to know, are "hardman" and "hadrchaw" terms people still use?

What's the female equivalent of a "hard man", or "hardchaw"?

I'd also like to know, what are Hiberno-Irish slang terms for "tough guy" people
use?

I know of hardman, hardchaw, gurrier, and john-paul.
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kgleoite
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2007 09:26 am
Hi JGoldman

Yes hardman and hardchaw are still used.


Here's a list of the Hiberno-Irish slang terms I have heard used.


Delinquent boy
Gurrier
Scanger
Boyo

first-rater"- "a striking, remarkable, and/or impressive person

He/She is a class act

Hardman and hardchaw are still used.

Dosser - a lazy person
Mot - Girlfiend (Dublin especially)
Sleeveen - sly, devious person
Culchie - Person born outside Dublin
Bogtrotter - A person from the country, as opposed to the city
Wagon - a woman who's not nice, a woman who is horrible
Bowsie - usually male who's useless

If I think of any more I'll post them Very Happy
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