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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:36 pm 
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Please don't ask why. :)

I need the Irish for the title "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" for a church organist friend...

TIA for any help!

Zina


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:49 am 
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zlee wrote:
Please don't ask why. :)

I need the Irish for the title "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" for a church organist friend...

TIA for any help!

Zina


Gag. Oh well. Just do tell your organist friend that a lot of Irish people find this kind of music hall oirish stuff offensive.

That said

Nuair atá súile Éireannacha ag gáire


This is not guaranteed to be correct. If it's important that it be correct (for example, if it's for anything permanent), please post the request at www.irishgaelictranslator.com and wait for at least three people to be in agreement on the translation.

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Thanks -- not her choice, this is in fact her attempt to make sure it's not a singalong, or at least one that people are prepared for. So exactness isn't an issue...

Thanks again!

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zlee wrote:
Thanks -- not her choice, this is in fact her attempt to make sure it's not a singalong, or at least one that people are prepared for. So exactness isn't an issue...

Thanks again!

-z


Is she going to try to sing this? There's absolutely no way it's going to scan (and how in heaven's name is she going to learn to pronounce it?)

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