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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:39 am 
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Hey all,

We have someone on IGTF who is looking for a Scottish Gaelic translation for part of a wedding ceremony. We only have one regular over there who has any Scottish Gaelic (there's another fellow who drops in from time to time, but he hasn't been around recently). We strongly recommend that people get at least three people on the forum in agreement on a translation before using it, but that's problematic here. I was wondering if any of the Scottish Gaelic speakers here would be willing to go over there, have a look, and either confirm, correct, or suggest improvements to Kevin's translation?

Here's the link:

http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/tr ... ml#p725274

I'm hoping this doesn't violate the rules of the forum...if so, mods, please let me know. I didn't want to just refer the fellow over here, as translations really aren't the business of this forum, but I since most of the Scottish Gaelic speakers/learners I know hang out here, I figured it was worth asking.

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I went ahead and muddied the waters.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:45 pm 
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Seonachan wrote:
I went ahead and muddied the waters.


Thanks...it was helpful.

The problem is, there really isn't a Scottish Gaelic equivalent of IGTF, so we don't really know where to refer folks. Kevin has a fair bit of Gaelic, and there's one other fellow who's fluent, but he's not often there. They come to us, either because they don't realize there's a difference or because they haven't been able to find another place for a translation and hope we can help. They always make us a bit nervous because of our "three in agreement" policy (the way we figure it, even a native speaker can make a typo or have a bad brain day -- heck, I do in English all the time). I shudder to think how many people out there resort to pulling words out of a dictionary and plugging them into English syntax. We used to see a lot of that with Irish. Now we're more likely to see garbage from Google "translate," which isn't much better.

I keep hoping that a Scottish Gaelic equivalent of IGTF will pop up, but so far, no joy.

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The closest equivalent would be http://www.foramnagaidhlig.net, but I think Seonachan cleared things up pretty well on this one.

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By the way, as a mod I see no problem with posting here to draw attention to language needs on IGTF - it's all about working together!

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