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    English To Scottish Gaelic Translation Please!!!

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    English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from James B (pgsmokeater) photos on Mon 18/06/12 00:09

    I'm designing a firefighter tattoo using my clan's motto and another phrase, I would like help translating it to gaelic and maybe a few pointers on how to correctly write it.

    Clan Mclean's motto is "Virtue, Mine, Honour" If someone could translate that for me and finally "So others may live". Thank you very much!

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from David G: Texas Gael (texasgaidheal) photos on Mon 18/06/12 04:20

    The motto is

    "Is i an t-subhailc m' onair" (older, more poetic, your best choice)
    "'S e an t-subhailc m' onair" (modern, colloquial)

    "So others may live" is

    "gus mairidh càch beo"

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from James B (pgsmokeater) photos on Mon 18/06/12 20:45

    Awesome, Thanks!

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from Bob A: Alaskan by location, Scotsman by heart (invicusmaneo) on Mon 18/06/12 21:50

    James,

    You are in good hands with David, for sure.

    I was fortunate in that my clan crest's motto (Armstrong) is in Latin; "Invictus Maneo" It means "I remain unvanquished." I have my clan crest tattooed on my left arm, with a Celtic knot arm band. I love it. Good luck with yours.

    - Bob

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!
    from James D (jamie9jdx) on Wed 20/06/12 20:28

    I'm looking for the phrase "about time too" in Gaelic please to engrave on wedding gift?

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from Eoin R: Ex-Member (deleted:irishspuddozer) on Tue 26/06/12 01:52

    Go onto google translate and use english to irish there is little difference eg scottish say alba we say albain

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from David G: Texas Gael (texasgaidheal) photos on Tue 26/06/12 03:04

    Google translate makes many mistakes.

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from Eoin R: Ex-Member (deleted:irishspuddozer) on Tue 26/06/12 14:22

    It will get you by though

    Re: English to Scottish Gaelic translation please!!!
    from Sheila J (sheila_davis76) photos on Tue 26/06/12 14:30

    Google translate does not work for Scottish Gaelic. I'm pretty sure that "it will get you by" is not sufficient for learning a new language. Most people want to speak the language correctly, and those that are native to it appreciate the time spent on learning it correctly...especially when putting it permanently in one's skin via tattoo. We usually just let David G translate stuff, as he is the most proficient in it.

    This topic's tags: clan, english, mclean, scottish gaelic, tattoo, translation.

     

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