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"'S e saor a th' annam."

Translation:I am a joiner.

January 7, 2020

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterLawri1

"saor"?, I have never managed to find a cheap joiner! tha iad daor


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

This is a type of carpenter, right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CIMacAonghais

It’s similar, something between a carpenter and a handyman. A joiner would do woodwork + build kitchens etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaibhidhR

It is related to English sawyer so meant someone who saws, though they do a lot more than that now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/helen27th

Interesting. Didn't see the connection.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Murray810171

S e saor saor a th annam. I am a cheap joiner ? Nice one Peter. S e buidsear-fiodh a th annam. I am a wood butcher? (another type of carpenter)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnEdding

Obviously, non-Union.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredRiley

So maybe "'s e saor saor a th' annam" - I'm a cheap carpenter? ;-)

I wonder you'd say "I'm cheap"? Maybe use "tha mi" rather than "'s e ... annam"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaibhidhR

Yes. Both of those are right. Tha mi saor = 'I am cheap' or 'I am free' (in a non-monetary sense).

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