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Q: Gaelic Translation ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Gaelic Translation
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: kylearmand-ga
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Posted: 31 May 2005 08:52 PDT
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Question ID: 527730
What is the translation of "fireplace" and "shining star" in Irish
Gaelic?  There are apparently more than one type of Gaelic, and I want
the Irish Gaelic.  You also cannot put the separately translated words
for shining and star together.  Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 31 May 2005 09:31 PDT
Have you already seen this forum thread?

"Topic: Translation Needed"
Irish Gaelic Translations Forum

If not, I would be happy to post it as an answer.

Clarification of Question by kylearmand-ga on 31 May 2005 09:50 PDT
Yes I posted that actually.  I was hoping to have a definitive answer,
and not just something that the public posted on those websites. 
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Gaelic Translation
From: ga1970-ga on 01 Jun 2005 04:17 PDT

There is a well known proverb which is similar to: "There's no place like home."
"Níl aon tinteán ná do thinteán féin."
Literally: "There is no fireplace like your own fireplace."

You can see that the word for fireplace or hearth is "tinteán" but you
will notice that you need to add a "séimhiú" or "h" after the initial
letter when the word is placed after "my" "your" "his" "their" (NOT
"her"), in this case, "do", "yours".

Another word for fireplace or hearth is "teallach". 


"Star" is "Réalt" (REY-ALTH)

This one is a bit difficult for me.  It refers to an object doing something.
For example, "a barking dog" or "a speeding car".  In English you
could say: "there was a barking dog in the forest". The Irish
translation would mean: "there was a dog barking in the forest". 
Similarly, the translation of "there was a speeding car in the street"
would mean: "there was a car going fast in the street".
So if you wanted to say "shining star" you would really be saying "a
star that is shining".  Otherwise you could choose "shiny star".  But
"a shiny object" is not technically the same is "a shining object".

"Shiny" is "lonrach" (LUN-RUCK) or "dealraitheach" (DYAL-RA-HUCK)
"Shining" is "ag soilsiú" (EGG SYLE-SHOE)

So, "Shining Star" could be:
"réalt lonrach"  or
"réalt dhealraitheach"  or
"réalt ag soilsiú".

Sorry, I am just a member of the public also.  I am sure about
"fireplace", but I could be wrong about "shining star".  Hopefully
someone else will be able to correct or confirm this comment or you a
better reply.

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