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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2012 10:47 pm 
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So my 2 brothers and I are going to be getting a tattoo that says "Brothers" in Irish.

So far I've figured out that "deartháireacha" is the plural word for brother. Am I correct about this?

How is it pronounced? That way I don't sound like an idiot when someone asks.

And lastly, is this correct http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/fontwriter/r/4npfn2 in traditional font? My understanding is that an "h" next do a letter is signified by a dot over the letter.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2012 1:30 am 
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So far I've figured out that "deartháireacha" is the plural word for brother. Am I correct about this?


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How is it pronounced? That way I don't sound like an idiot when someone asks.


deartháireacha
jahr-high-ah-huh (roughly, in Donegal pronunciation)
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And lastly, is this correct http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/fo ... r/r/4npfn2 in traditional font? My understanding is that an "h" next do a letter is signified by a dot over the letter.


that's right, except that the á is missing, on the 2nd a. There are length accents in the Gaelic script too.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2012 2:41 am 
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We can do those fonts directly on ILF:

dearṫáireaċa

Here's a soundfile for Connemara and Cois Fhairrge pronunciations:

deartháireacha = brothers
dri-HAW-rukh-ee (Connemara) or DRAW-rukh-ee (Cois Fhairrge)
/d´r´ehɑ:rəxi:/ (Connemara) or /d´r´ɑ:rəxi:/ (Cois Fhairrge)
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Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2012 4:12 pm 
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Thank you! You guys are awesome. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2012 5:09 pm 
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So I have a little bit of a conflict. Maybe someone can enlighten me.

I talked with my great uncle who is from Ireland and he said "deartháir" is the common word for brothers. Is this true? Or is "deartháireacha" the plural version? Or can they both be plural but they're used in different context? Just want to double check.

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2012 5:11 pm 
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deartháir is singular. deartháireacha is plural. Simple as that!


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jun 2012 5:12 pm 
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Scooby wrote:
deartháir is singular. deartháireacha is plural. Simple as that!
Wow thanks for the quick reply. I had a feeling is was just the plural version. Thank you! Just wanted to make sure :D


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