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Grammar Help

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Could anyone help make sure that all spelling/grammar is correct here? Suggestions are welcome as well.

Caoineadh na Athair :

Oíche mhaith mo iníon, Oíche mhaith mo iníon, Tá brón orm, mar Ní bheidh feiceann mé tú ar maidin Tá brón orm, ní bheidh feiceann mé tú ar maidin O, iníon na Eireann, ní bheidh feiceann mé tú arís.

Go raibh maith agat!

2 years ago

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Caoineadh an Athar:

Oíche mhaith a iníon, oíche mhaith a iníon. Tá bróm orm mar ní bheidh mé do do fheiceáil ar maidin. Tá brón orm, ní bheidh mé do do fheiceáil ar maidin. Ó a iníon na hÉireann (not sure about the vocative/genitive combination here), ní fheicfidh mé arís thú.

Really, it would help to know what you're trying to say in English. And if you imagine the speaker talking to the "daughter"

2 years ago

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Go raibh maith agat! It is hard to get it to flow musically, in an almost Sean nós style, so an English translation is just an approximation. But it would be something to the effect of "good night my daughter,

Good night my daughter,

tá brón orm (I have sadness, sadly;there's really no similar effect in English), as I won't see you in the morning.

O daughter of Ireland, I won't see you again "

2 years ago

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Ok, then that would change some things. Instead of mar ní bheidh mé do do fheiceáil ar maidin (I won't be seeing you in the morning) you'll need Ní fheicfidh mé ar maidin thú

So, maybe:

Oíche mhaith a iníon. Tá brón orm, mar ní fheicfidh mé ar maidin thú. Ó a hiníon na hÉireann, ní fheicfidh mé aríst thú

2 years ago

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Yes, I like that a lot better. Go raibh míle maith agat!

2 years ago

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Shouldn't do fheiceáil become d'fheiceáil?

2 years ago