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Subject: Re: Translation ?
From: "dk.seattle" <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 19 Oct 1994 10:58:01 -0700

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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.
   __________________________  |
         Dennis King           |          `````
   <[log in to unmask]>  |         | O O |
      Seattle, Washington      |         (  _  )

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