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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug 2012 10:43 pm 
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mimerim wrote:
So, "Cuir an sconna air." should be translated as "Turn the tap on."

Not, "Turn on the cold tap." as they have translated it. Right? :facepalm:



You can say both but I'd prefer "cas ... air".
Use with anything that turns like a knob.
You also use "cas" for "switch on" even though it may not be a circular switch anymore but a push button.


"Cas" has the second meaning of "sing". "Cas amhrán" - "Sing a song".

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Aug 2012 2:52 am 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:

I think "galánta" is a most common word in Donegal for "beautiful".

We wouldn't really say "lá galánta" in Conamara, we'd say "lá breá" "lá álainn".

We do use "galánta" in Conamara though, but the meaning tends towards "elegant" or "stylish" meaning.


Okay one last thing: why is it "lá álainn" and not "lá go hálainn" ?
When do you need the "go" and when do you drop it?

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Aug 2012 9:41 am 
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go hálainn is used for the stand-alone predicate adjective, i.e., after tá sé, etc., but álainn is used for the attributive adjective (one modifying a noun directly), i.e., cailín álainn, etc.

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Aug 2012 11:52 am 
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I think that 'galánta' also means 'posh'. 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Aug 2012 3:31 am 
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Always such a clear answer, Breandán. Thanks.

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And thanks to everyone else. All so helpful as usual! I dreamed about this thread and had to reread it to make it "real" again. Is that not weird? I think I need to lay off checking ILF before bed. 8O

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Hope it all helps. Sleeping on a problem is a very important process. The brain sort outs the day's problems in dreams. Often the answer springs to mind first thing in the morning. Even animals have been found to improve in performance (at hunting or maze solving, for instance) after a good night's sleep.

If you're seeing it in your dreams, it is a good sign that your brain feels it is important enough to devote some processing time to. Addictive, isn't it? . ;)

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mimerim wrote:
And thanks to everyone else. All so helpful as usual! I dreamed about this thread and had to reread it to make it "real" again. Is that not weird? I think I need to lay off checking ILF before bed. 8O
You know you have been studying Irish too long when you have recurring dreams about ILF!! :mrgreen:

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