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Help needed for tattoo design

Posted: 03 Jun 2010, 16:44
by blackadonai
Hello just signed up so I apologised if this is in the wrong place but anyway on to my question. I would like to get "y gwir yn erbyn y byd" tattooed around my wrist in ogham script but I'm having trouble finding a translation. I came across these forums in my search and thought this would be one of my best bets at getting help. I will post my design here as soon as I can get the translation so i can hear what others think about it. Thanks in advance for any help.

Re: Help needed for tattoo design

Posted: 03 Jun 2010, 17:09
by Corwen
Do you mean a translation into English or a translation into Ogham script? In English "y gwir yn erbyn y byd" is usually translated as "The truth against the world".

Re: Help needed for tattoo design

Posted: 03 Jun 2010, 17:16
by Selene
If you're wanting the Welsh translated into Ogham script, I think you might do better posting this in our Ogham studies forum, blackadonai. I'll move it there and leave a shadow topic here. If that doesn't bring any responses, you can also try posting your request in the Welsh subforum, which you'll find under The Circle of Stones category.

Re: Help needed for tattoo design

Posted: 03 Jun 2010, 18:17
by blackadonai
I'm looking to get the welsh translated to the ogham script and I already knew the English translation and I think it's a wonderful saying which is why I want the tattoo.


P.s. I wouldn't mind if it was translated to Irish and the to ogham if that would be simpler.

Re: Help needed for tattoo design

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 22:04
by Oneonine
It would be simplest to get the BethLuisNion font, or similar, and write it out in whatever language you like to see how it appears in ogam.

http://www.fontspace.com/curtis-clark/celtic-ogham

This page is more useful if you want background info and ancient and modern examples of the script, horizontal, vertical, ect..
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ogham.htm

Re: Help needed for tattoo design

Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 03:32
by envelope
Oooh... Omniglot is an awesome site... thanks! Wouldn't it be funny if the Phaistos disc was just an account of merchant, as in, this customer bought some leather gloves, a funny crested helmet, a fish, and hide, and they bought it at this time of day or season, as the dial turns. Maybe like a running tab for a big customer, or an entire district, or something. Hehehe... I think that would be hilarious. So many cool systems listed... many hours to spend... *big, goofy grin*

Hey, when you get your tattoo, will you post a pic here? :) Would love to see it.