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Old 10-02-2005, 07:36 PM   #16
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En, To, Tre, Fjàorten!!!
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:46 AM   #17
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not long a ago i heard on the news here that Gaelic is now acknowledged as an official european language, which means that when all the euro ministers are meeting in Brussels, they need to have an additional translator for that little minority.
I'm not sure but I believe they said it would cost us taxpayers over 1 million euros each year
What makes a language an official European language? Surely if some people in Europe speak it then it should be a recognised language? I'd assume that as fair's fair there are also translators for Welsh, Scots Gaelic and the Cornish language?
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:38 PM   #18
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erin go bragh

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Old 10-07-2005, 04:00 PM   #19
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Yes yes is a language, and I suck at speaking it, I failed it on my junoir cert, but I done honours level, even when i ahev barely any knowledge of it. Here's some Irish

Conas ata tu? How are you
_____ is ainm dom. My anme is
Ta me i mo chonai a baile na gael. I live in Irishtown

and of course

An Madra Dubh - The Black Dog

also the language has no word for "a"
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:19 PM   #20
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so basically since I often call my mom "madre" (mother in spanish)...I could change it a bit and call her "madra" and that would be calling her a dog. nice.



i bet you're better at irish than bono though!
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:34 PM   #21
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Actually I really suck at irish, i learned one word today though, but nowing how to say homesexual in Irish has very few uses.
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:46 PM   #22
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Actually I really suck at irish, i learned one word today though, but nowing how to say homesexual in Irish has very few uses.


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Old 10-12-2005, 01:23 AM   #23
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Gaelic is also spoken in Scotland, in the highlands and islands. On some of the islands off the west coast Gaelic is the first language. You will see street signs in both Gaelic and English in Inverness and many places in the highlands. We have TV shows in Gaelic with english subtitles, seeing as most people don´t speak it. But there are efforts being made to keep the labguage alive now Its the first language of my grandmother and an uncle.
By the way, while the Irish pronounce it gaylic, in scotland we say gaalic...
Though the Scottish Gaelic is different to the Irish Gaelic.
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only gaelic i know is black cat
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Somebody once told me I was "good craic" - I said I'm not on crack!!
I once said that to someone, he thought i wanted to smoke him
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En, To, Tre, Fjàorten!!!
Great!!!

The only words I know are:

slan leat = good bye
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My Irish teacher was pissed in class yesterday, and told us to make a sentence with the word "pissing" in it. Somebody said this in Irish "I saw Bono pissing in the Liffey"
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Also I read somewhere that Bono couldn't get into college because he failed Irish in the Leaving Certificate (the school leaving exam in Ireland).
True. But he got into college. He was kicked out two weeks later. Thank God he didn't pass Irish. Because maybe U2 wouldn't have become a band. *shock horror*!
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:04 AM   #30
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En, To, Tre, Fjàorten!!!
... and that, my friend, looks more like a try at "Scandinavian" than Irish Gaelic!


With a little help from Google, I found these Irish Gaelic numers:

One = a haon
Two = a dó
Three = a trí
Fourteen = a ceathair déag

1,2 and 3 might sound a bit alike for people that don't speak either "Scandinavian" nor Irish Gaelic, but thats about the only similarity!



btw, 14 is spelled "fjorten" in Danish and Norwegian and "fjorton" in Swedish!
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