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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2012 6:02 am 
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I wanted to get another tattoo in a couple months to fit with the theme I've got going (my Irish heritage and music), so I wanted to get "we sing because we can't speak anymore" done around my current tattoo. I have a friend that sort of speaks it and she suggested: "canaimid toisc nach féidir linn labhairt níos mó". I'd appreciate any other input!

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2012 8:57 am 
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Eireann wrote:
canaimid toisc nach féidir linn labhairt níos mó

I think that's grammatically correct, but toisc is more of a Munster idiom (while níos mó is used everywhere but Munster.)

In the other two dialects, Connacht and Ulster, I think they'd use mar in preference:

Canaimid mar ní féidir linn labhairt níos mó. "We sing because we can't speak any more."

Await further input ...

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr 2012 4:24 pm 
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In the other two dialects, Connacht and Ulster, I think they'd use mar in preference:

Canaimid mar ní féidir linn labhairt níos mó. "We sing because we can't speak any more."



in Ulster we'd say:

Ceolann muid siocair nach dtig linn labhairt níos mó.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012 6:14 am 
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Bump for a little more input <3


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012 11:39 am 
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I tend to use "a thuilleadh" :)


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012 5:50 pm 
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Gumbi wrote:
I tend to use "a thuilleadh" :)

Yes, but that's because you tend to use Munster idioms all the time. :darklaugh:

From that perspective (i.e., Munster flavour), a thuilleadh would certainly fit with toisc. :yes:

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012 9:04 pm 
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Breandán wrote:
Gumbi wrote:
I tend to use "a thuilleadh" :)

Yes, but that's because you tend to use Munster idioms all the time. :darklaugh:

From that perspective (i.e., Munster flavour), a thuilleadh would certainly fit with toisc. :yes:

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012 4:19 am 
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Thanks everyone! Did we have a general consensus? I was thinking this one Canaimid mar ní féidir linn labhairt níos mó. because it seemed more encompassing, however, I'm not getting it done until July so I still have time :)


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Final bump!


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