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Subject: Di-Sathairn
 I can't see Di-Sathairn being any more wrong than Disathairne or Di-Sathurna, I think we're spltting hairs here. People spelt "Comunn" with a "u" for centuries, and it was the majority spelling until someone came along and said it was wrong... ">Smaoinich cuideigin gun robh e air Di Sathairn (Someone thought it weas on Saturday)And again.This last one is too far from the intended meaning." I don't think so at all, since I'm thinking in terms of "X supposed it to be on Saturday"- I suppose. That's a more literal rendition of the English. _______________________ Reply Separator _______________________ Subject: Re: supposed to be Author: Am_marcair_dubh <[log in to unmask]> at External-Mail Date: 24/9/99 4:2 >Aren't there easier ways of saying this? >(feel free to correct me) >Bha e a'dol a bhith air a chumail air DI-Sathairne (it was going to be held on Saturday), ach bha an uisge >ann. This should be: Bha e a'dol a bhith air a chumail Disathairne (it was going to be held on Saturday), ach bha an t-uisge ann. "Air" is not generally used with days of the week. e.g. Chunnaic mi e Diciadain. I saw him on Wednesday. I'm following Thomson's spelling of the days here, but this may have changed again! >Bha e airson foghlum amhainn 'sa thoiseach (it was for education only in the beginning) This should be: Bha e airson foghlum a-mha\in an toiseach This is, perhaps, a bit too definite to convey the idea of "supposed" - the idea being "we all thought it was etc./It was intended that it should be etc. >Bitheadh e air a chumail air Di-Sathairn ach.... (it would have been held on Saturday but...) Disathairne again (or whatever) >Smaoinich cuideigin gun robh e air Di Sathairn (Someone thought it weas on Saturday) And again. This last one is too far from the intended meaning. Cailean Am Marcair Dubh Is i a' Gha\idhlig Ca\nain mo Dhu\thcha.