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PostPosted: Sun 23 Oct 2011 10:02 pm 
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This is a great one from IGTF that really shouldn't be allowed to die! Below is the post that started it all in 2004, with the addition of my latest. For those who never saw the thread at IGTF, here's a link:

http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/tr ... 15658.html

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Finish the sentence: "You know you've been studying Irish too long when..."

You find you have an incredible urge to lenite words following "the," "my," and "your"...regardless of what language they're in.

You run across an English word starting with "ch," "th" etc., and you find yourself automatically converting it to "root" form.

You realize that "ng" seems like a perfectly logical and normal way to start a word.

Even English words start to look wrong if they don't follow the "caol le caol" rule.

You want to look up "lenition" in an English dictionary, and realize after about 10 minutes that the reason you can't find it is because "lenition" doesn't begin with an "s" in English.

After spending time looking at a site with songs in Welsh, Manx, Scottish or Cornish, you find it a relief to run across a song with "normal looking" (i.e., Irish) words.

You find yourself swearing at other drivers on the freeway and realize the reason they're giving you baffled looks is they have no idea what you're saying.

You say "hello" to your neighbor and she gives you a funny look because, in her world, "hello" starts with an "h"...and just who are you calling a "witch," anyway???

And my latest:

You know you've been studying Irish too long when, when you're reading in church, you run across an unfamiliar Hebrew word and, without missing a beat, pronounce it as if it were Irish (I'm fairly certain that "Beth-peor" isn't supposed to be pronounced the way I said it this morning!)


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You know you have been studying Irish too long when you get very excited at seeing the title of this thread as it definitely was one of the best from the other land.

This was a great revival. Fair play to you, Red! :clap:

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct 2011 12:35 am 
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You know you have been studying Irish too long when you read this on Facebook:

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I've had a very productive day today agus ceapaim go bhfuil beoir nó trí tuillte agam!


and don't even notice it switches language in the middle of the sentence :mrgreen: (it happened to me the other day :darklaugh: )

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct 2011 12:44 am 
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Lughaidh wrote:
You know you have been studying Irish too long when you read this on Facebook:

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I've had a very productive day today agus ceapaim go bhfuil beoir nó trí tuillte agam!


and don't even notice it switches language in the middle of the sentence :mrgreen: (it happened to me the other day :darklaugh: )


:clap: Been there! You know you've been studying Irish too long when you want to say "thank you" to the nice man who brought you water in the local Mexican restaurant, but when you try to say "gracias!" what comes out of your mouth is "go raibh maith agat!"

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct 2011 12:53 am 
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Lughaidh wrote:
and don't even notice it switches language in the middle of the sentence :mrgreen: (it happened to me the other day :darklaugh: )


It happens to me everyday. :LOL:

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct 2011 7:10 am 
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You can't tell this forum from "the other one".


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov 2011 8:37 pm 
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My problem now is that every time I need to type the word Gaelic on my clavier I'm hesitating - shouldn't it be Gaeilic?


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov 2011 2:36 pm 
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You can't think of the English for something.


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar 2012 9:22 pm 
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You know you have bíonn studíonn Irish tú long when.... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar 2012 9:39 pm 
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Saoirse wrote:
You know you have bíonn studíonn Irish tú long when.... :mrgreen:


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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