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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:20 pm 
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"Gaedheal mise, agus ní h-eol dom gur nár dom é". Agus is glé liom
go bhuil Clan na nGael mar aon, Alba, Éire, Mannin. Agus na Ceiltigh
eile, chomh maith. The quote is from Tomás MacDonnchadh, shot by a British
firing squad in 1916. It says, "I am a Gael & do not know that there
is anything shameful in that." The rest of the Irish is from me: It is
clear to me that the Children of the Gael are one people, Alba, Ireland,
the Isle of Man. And the other Celts, as well. Ana-shona mé i bhur measc,
a chomhaltai! I am very happy in your company, my foster brothers & sisters.

Beir bua,
Eóin


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:51 pm 
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Chan saoi gan locht! There is no sage without a fault! 'Clan' should be 'clann' in Irish.
Not sure about Gaidhilg. 'Chan' is perfectly good Ulster Irish, by the way. The more
popular negative particle is 'ní', however. I do try to use Gaidhilg words as much as possible.
I like an old word for 'butterfly', 'teine Dé' [God's Fire- which is also the name of some
skin disease, I believe]. Also, from an old Gaidhilg Dictionary [probably MacBain's] I
got a better word for 'breakfast' than the Irish 'breicfeasta'- it's 'mionchuid na maidine'
[morning collation]. The old words for meals also include 'práinn' for 'dinner' [from Latin
'prandium'] and 'sena' for supper [from Latin 'caena']

A popular song says, "O labhair an teanga Gaedhilge liom 's bain de'm chroidhe an
brón". Oh, speak the Irish [make that Gaelic] language to me & take sorrow from
my heart. Let us build the Gaelic nation in our own time & realize at long last the
hope of Robert the Bruce & Brian Boru.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:35 pm 
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An bhfuil aoinne annsan? Is anyone there?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:01 pm 
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Níl aon anam ar bith! Not a soul, at all!


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Tha mise ann. :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 5:44 pm 
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Hóigh, a chara! Nice to know the Síol still lives. I am a Gaelic nationalist, I suppose,
while recognizing the right of each part of the _Clann_ to make its own choices. Was it
in 839 AD when Mac Alpin assumed the kingship of Alba? In any case, the ties between
us should be friendly & mutually helpful & oblivious of the artificial divisions created by
foreigners. After all, the Kingdom of Dál Riada was in both countries! And Edward Bruce
was invited to assume the High-Kingship of Ireland, when his brother as King of Scotland.


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