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Old 06-28-2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Any Scots Gaelic speakers out there?

Need help translating a phrase from English to Gaelic. Any help would be appreciated!


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Old 06-28-2017, 02:36 PM   #2
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I think there are a few on here, and a few more who have a little Gaelic. I would suggest posting the phrase you want translated and see what replies you get.

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Old 06-28-2017, 03:03 PM   #3
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I think there are a few on here, and a few more who have a little Gaelic. I would suggest posting the phrase you want translated and see what replies you get.



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Good call!

The phrase I want translated to Scots Gaelic is:

The Wounded Piper Plays On


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Old 06-28-2017, 07:52 PM   #4
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...The Wounded Piper Plays On
That would be "Arghhhh, arghhh" (also works in any language).
Sorry.

Google Translate suggests this:
air an lẹn ṕobaire a 'cluich air a'

but probably a human will need to correct it.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:32 AM   #5
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Great reply Leong! Got a chuckle on a Friday to start the weekend, thanks!
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:52 PM   #6
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I see you haven't gotten many replies yet. My Gaelic is almost non existent but with the help of an old text book and Google Translate, this is about the best I can come up with. I am sure it isn't great but hopefully this will spur someone else to improve it.

an ṕobaire lẹn a 'leantainn air ṕobaireachd

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Old 06-30-2017, 04:00 PM   #7
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I see you haven't gotten many replies yet. My Gaelic is almost non existent but with the help of an old text book and Google Translate, this is about the best I can come up with. I am sure it isn't great but hopefully this will spur someone else to improve it.



an ṕobaire lẹn a 'leantainn air ṕobaireachd



Good luck,

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Thank you for the help. I'm sure that with any language, Scots Gaelic has its own colloquialisms and that this phrase can be said many ways. I just don't want to be THAT guy who walks into a tattoo parlor with a half assed translation, and one day come across someone who actually speaks/reads the language who won't let me hear the end of it. I've seen plenty of those dopes. Thanks for helping me do my homework, Kevin ;-)


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Old 06-30-2017, 04:10 PM   #8
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If you are getting a tattoo, I strongly suggest you consult with a native gaelic speaker. There are some gaelic language discussion forums online but you might be further ahead to phone or email someone at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton Nova Scotia https://gaeliccollege.edu/ or Sabhal Mor Ostaig on the Isle of Skye http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/ and ask them.

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Old 06-30-2017, 11:30 PM   #9
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Also note that Gaelic has some differences even within Scotland between Inner and Outer Hebrides for example. However, it could be that with such a simple phrase, differences may actually be non-existent.

It'd be a good idea to check with an expert. Maybe email someone at BBC Alba? They may be able to help you directly, or pass your information along to someone who can.

A few years ago, I published a new botanical name and had to write a diagnosis in Latin. I cobbled it together as best I could, but then found a Latin expert who edited it for me at a grand cost of $15.

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Old 07-21-2017, 12:40 PM   #10
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The suggestions given so far are ungrammatical.

I'm not a native speaker, but I have studied Gaelic on and off for 20 years and taken advanced short courses at Sabhal Ṃr Ostaig, FWIW.

Offhand, I guess I might say something like:

Tha am ṕobaire leonta a' leantainn fhathast. (Lit., "The wounded piper is still continuing on.")

or

Tha am ṕobaire leonta a' cluich fhathast. (Lit., "The wounded piper is still playing.")

There are a couple of native speakers on here. Hopefully, one of them will suggest something better. ('Eil Ailean Ḍmhnullach a'seo fhathast?) Alternately, you could also take your query over to the folks at www.foramnagaidhlig.net.

'Se ṕobaire bochd a th'ann, co-dhiù...

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