Saying Hello & Goodbye in Irish

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Saying Hello & Goodbye in Irish

Postby Boadicea » 28 Jun 2013, 06:43

Hi there,

I was just wondering if Druids have any sort of hello or goodbye they use on a personal level with friends or other members? I'm also just curious because I enjoy linguistics... So, how do you say hello and good bye and how should they be pronounced?

Thank you all!

NOTE TO STAFF: I put this same post in some of the other language sub-forums - I'm not trying to spam or anything, I'd just like to learn this in several of the languages that existed during the time of the original Druids.

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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Irish

Postby Gallobhaí » 14 Jul 2013, 23:11

In the north: "caide mar a ta tú" pronounced: kajay mara tah too
In the west: "cen chaoi a bhfuil tú" pronounced: Kay ko will too
In the south: "conas a ta tú " pronounced: kuniss a tah too

Reply is: "go maith" pronounced: go moy-h, or, go mah
Beannachtaí,
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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Irish

Postby Art » 15 Jul 2013, 18:08

Remember of course that the languages, as they are spoken today, are quite different than they were in the late Iron Age.
Of the existing Celtic languages, Welsh is the most spoken overall worldwide.
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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Irish

Postby vanillabrite » 01 Sep 2013, 22:52

Goodbye in Irish is "Slán!" which means something like Health/Safe! You can say things like, Slán Abhaile (home safe), Slán leat! (safe/health with you), and things like that, but slán is most common, just like saying "bye!" Usually, if you're leaving you say slán leat to the person staying, and they will say slán abhaile to you.

slán - the 'á' is like the a in father, or law, and the sl and the n are just like they would be in English, so something phonetically like slawn

abhaile - a-wall-ya
leat - lat

Hope this helps!

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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Irish

Postby jasmeen » 18 Feb 2016, 12:55

I'm also just curious because I enjoy linguistics... So, how do you say hello and good bye and how should they be pronounced?

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Re: Saying Hello & Goodbye in Irish

Postby Heddwen » 18 Feb 2016, 17:59

Hello and welcome here, jasmeen :) You can find out a little more about OBOD by following this link...

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=44201


I'm afraid that Irish is not my subject (I'm Welsh) so I'll leave your query for someone else to answer ...hopefully :D


If there's anything else that you want to ask then please do :grin:


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