On Tue, 18 Oct 1994, Tom Schoenknecht wrote:
> A young lady to whom I have grown very attached has gone back to her home in
> Dundalk, and I am writing a letter to her ( in English, of course.) I would
> like to know how you would write ( and pronounce ) " I love you " and " I
> miss you " in Irish. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tom & all those curious about Irish: These are great sentences for
demonstrating how different Irish idiom can be from English.
I love you. = Ta/ gra/ agam duit. [taw graw ah-guhm ditch.]*
literally, "(there) is love at-me for-you."
I miss you. = Airi/m uaim thu/. [a-reem wehm hoo. (a as in cat.)]
literally, "I-feel from-me you."
*These pronunciation guides are VERY approximate and inadequate! Note
that the slash / indicates an acute accent over the preceding vowel.
d o n n c h a | Soir gach siar faoi dheireadh thiar.
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