Monday Night Irish Class, July 28, 2014

Irish Class, July 28, 2014

Rang Gaeilge, 28ú lá Mí na Iúil 2014

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Le Meas …

Part of our homework was to write “… a script for a short clip … to be used at a dating site! But it isn’t about you, pick a famous person, dead or alive.”
Here is my effort:

Dia dhuit! Inseoidh mé cupla rud fúm féin:

Is mise an captaen loinge réaltaí Enterprise.</i

  • Is maith liom taiscéaladh domhan aisteach nua.
  • Is maith liom cuardach saol nua.
  • Is maith liom dul go dána go háiteanna atá ní fhaca aon duine sula.
  • Is maith liom mná ó gach cine, daonna agus thar.
  • Ní maith liom an Phríomhtreoir.

Le meas …. James Tiberius Kirk

Translation and notes

Hello! I will tell you a couple things about myself.

I am the captain of the StarShip Enterprise. [Long réaltaí “ship of stars.” (loinge is the genitive) I made this up. The closest my dictionaries had was spásárthach
“spacecraft,” which seems really inadequate.]

  • I like exploring strange new worlds. [Domhan “world” follows the verbal noun taiscéaladh, so we actually have a genitive plural here,
    which happens, as a “weak plural” to be the same as the nominative singular. A similar process affects the adjective”aisteach “strange.”]
  • I like searching for new life.
  • I like going boldly to places that no one has seen been before. [“go where no man has gone before” is apparently tricky to render in Irish.]
  • I like women of every race, human and beyond.
  • I do not like the Prime Directive

Respectfully …. James Tiberius Kirk


Rudaí eile

dúshlán challenge, defiance m1
brí strength, vigor, significance, meaning, resolution f4
líofa ground, sharpened, fluent, eager, speedy a
iasacht lending, borrowing, loan f3
teanga iasachta foreign language
cadás cotton m1

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