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24 January 2010 @ 07:31 pm
Irish (or other Gaelic) translation wanted  
elorie needs a couple of sentences of Irish or other Gaelic for a novel she's writing. More info here and this comment.

Edit: phrases wanted are:
"I see you speak the mother tongue"
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Current Location: Kilkenny
doccydoccy on January 24th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
The only Gaelic I remember these days is "Dul chun drabhlais" (apologies if it's mis-spelled), and I only remember it because it means "To go on a spree of drunken debauchery". And I have a great respect for any language that needs a specific verb for that sort of thing :D
a very caring potatomollydot on January 25th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
I'm not familiar with that one. But it mightn't be as impressive as you think: "Dul chun" would be something like "go with", making "drabhlais" a noun. So the English could be "go on a bender". Though that mightn't be as debauched.

Huh. irishdictionary.ie says dul chun drabhláis = to go astray. Which could be a euphemism for going on a night of drunken debauchery :-)

I wasn't logged in, so I got a captcha. One of the words was pearse. I wonder what they're transcribing.