"An ndúnfaidh an fhuinneog, le do thoil?"

Translation:Will you close the window, please?

9/6/2015, 8:21:25 PM

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Is future tense really the thing to use for a request like this?

9/6/2015, 8:21:25 PM

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It's used for things like An mbeidh deoch agat, so I'd say so

9/6/2015, 9:27:36 PM

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That seems like more of an invitation than a request. Wouldn’t a request be in the conditional (polite) or the imperative (impolite)?

9/8/2015, 2:34:38 AM

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yeah. I misread the question. I do feel a request would be more likely to use the conditional.

9/8/2015, 2:39:44 AM

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So "please" literally translates out to "with your wish." I never really knew that. My uncle taught us le do thoil was a formal way of saying please, but he said an informal Please I can't spell it sounded something like Mash do halla??

12/20/2015, 6:52:54 AM

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"más é do thoil é" = "If it is your wish/will".
"más é bhur dtoil é" when speaking to more than one person.

1/23/2016, 10:07:13 PM

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GRMA :)

1/24/2016, 4:14:26 AM

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Sort of like French s'il vous plaît.

3/15/2017, 5:53:43 PM

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This is making Irish follow English patterns of politeness

7/3/2017, 1:13:49 PM

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So you might use the conditional dhúnfá?

9/13/2017, 1:21:53 PM

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Normal= open the window, please; more polite would use An miste leat an fhuinneog a oscailt.

9/14/2017, 2:30:09 AM
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