Dear Joe Murphy:
Since you are a good enough amateur linguist to figure out that
"Duirt" (pronounced roughly "Doorch") means "so says" (actually
"says" but "so says" makes sense in the context you cite), and
you promised to take classes in "Gaelic" (whether you mean "Irish"
or "Scots Gaelic" I cannot tell), why not subscribe to the
GAELIC LANGUAGE BULLETIN BOARD, where they speak both, and
nearly always put an English transation below, so that your
linguistic intuition could have more to ruminate upon?
The address is the same (LISTSERV%IRLEARN.bitnet)
Simply SUBscribe GAELIC-L Your Name
Slan leat (Goodbye to one who is leaving your house cf.
Slat agut - Goodbye to the one whose house you are leaving)