Uisce beatha :)
what does beatha meen?
Life. Uisce beatha = water of life. It also means whiskey.
My mom just told me it's ISH-kah, and that it's how we got the name for whiskey!
the ISH here is the ish from fish, not the ish in whiskey (unless you are sean connery, then they are both the same)
I am giving a lingot for this one XD Watched Finding Forrester yesterday
Can someone help me with the pronunciation of uisce?
I'm not sure. To me it sounds like ishka
That's how my mum says it
ISH-kah, is how I hear it.
Thanks. On my iPad, both on-line and app, I have yet to hear this one out loud.
Yeah I wish they'd add sound clips into more of the slides, so when we clicked it would play the word's recording (like in other language courses)
No problem, happy to help :D
So, how do you know when "uisce" means whiskey or water, since it means both? For example, "Dhá bhuidéal uisce don thuras"- is that "2 bottles of WATER for the road", or "2 bottles of WHISKEY for the road"?
Go raibh maith agat!
Uisce is properly water, and either uisce beatha or fuisce is properly whiskey. If someone uses uisce for both water and whiskey, then the only way to know would be by context.
Correction: If someone uses the same word for water and whiskey, send them to an AA meeting pronto
Go raibh maith agat :)
Add pichues to help it would be ussfull