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Irish Gaelic Translation

 
 
Dani24
 
Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2005 07:11 pm
Can anyone tell me how to pronounce "ta gra agam ort" in Irish Gaelic? Its supposed to mean "I love you". If the translation is wrong, could you tell me how to say "I love you"? Thank you! Very Happy
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lmur
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2005 02:50 pm
Re: Irish Gaelic Translation
Dani24 wrote:
Can anyone tell me how to pronounce "ta gra agam ort" in Irish Gaelic? Its supposed to mean "I love you". If the translation is wrong, could you tell me how to say "I love you"? Thank you! Very Happy


Dani,
To pronounce the above correctly, say it like this:
Ta - say "Taw" (rhyming with "law")
Gra - say "graw" (again rhyming with "law")
agam - say o-gum (short "o" like in "hot")
ort - say "urt" (rhyming with "hurt")

If you've fallen for a paddy and want to marry him/her, then ask him as follows:
"Would you like to put your name under mine in the cheque-book?"

or (my favourite)
"How would you like to be buried with my people?"

Good luck!! Laughing
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Dani24
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2005 07:35 pm
Thank you so much! And yes, I have fallen for a paddy...He is really sweet and I wanted to tell him I love him, with a little more meaning than with the traditional way...lol! Do you have any more ideas for things I could say to him?
Dani
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lmur
 
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Reply Wed 16 Nov, 2005 02:17 pm
Hi Dani24!

Like most Irish people, my grasp of the native tongue is pretty rudimentary (haven't used it since my school-days, neither today or yesterday!).

Here are some handy all-purpose phrases - i'll write them phonetically - all you'll have to do is repeat them exactly as they appear here!

Kun-os taw too in-uv? - how are you today?
Knock too on om-a-dawn! - aren't you the fool (affectionate)
Knock will on law gu bra? (isn't it a lovely day?) - say bra as in
underwear!

I don't want to presume anything in your relationship, but if you really want to impress him, try:

Fay-och er on rud moor shin! - look at the size of that thing!

Hope you're not offended! :wink:
Dani24
 
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Reply Wed 16 Nov, 2005 08:09 pm
Laughing Not at all offended! Although we havent really went that far, it would still be funny to use when I'm just joking around...Thank you so much!
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arns535
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 01:11 pm
Ok I need help! I am goin to get the tattoo ''I love you" in Irish Gaelic. But I really want it to say " I love him" But I can not find it ANYWHERE! If anyone knows how i could do that I would appreciate it so much!! And also what is the difference between Ta gra agam duit? and Ta gra agam ort?
jenfinance
 
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Reply Tue 19 Apr, 2011 05:51 am
@lmur,
my mom has a bowl that says something like the following (hard to read)

Binn Pothengelmunk What does this mean? The closest thing i found was "sweet pot holder"
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Breizh
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2011 08:00 pm
@arns535,
They mean the same thing. Duit is just singular.
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