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'Will you not listen' in Gaelic

GUEST,lillyanruben 13 Feb 11 - 07:56 PM
Tattie Bogle 14 Feb 11 - 07:08 AM
sheila 14 Feb 11 - 10:43 AM
GUEST 14 Feb 11 - 11:16 AM
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Subject: 'Will you not listen' in Gaelic
From: GUEST,lillyanruben
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 07:56 PM

can anyone help me with a scottish translation   "Will you not listen" or "are we not listening anymore"


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Subject: RE: 'Will you not listen' in Gaelic
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 07:08 AM

Not sure if it's of Gaelic origin but we usually say "Haud yer wheesht" or just "Wheesht" for short. (i.e. be quiet).


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Subject: RE: 'Will you not listen' in Gaelic
From: sheila
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 10:43 AM

AFAIK 'haud yer wheesht' is Scots, with no Gaelic origin.


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Subject: RE: 'Will you not listen' in Gaelic
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 11:16 AM

The two phrases are different
In Irish, "won't you listen" would be "Nach éistfidh tú" if addressing one person. "Nach bhfuilimíd ag éisteacht feasta" for "are we not listening anymore". Or just "Éist" for "Listen"

Could be similar in Scots Gaelic. Any translation depends on the context of course, as single words may not translate directly.

'Wheesht' or 'whisht' as used in Ireland is derived from the Irish 'éist'. My great grandmother used to just say 'whisht'.

A great site for advice on Irish language is http://www.daltai.com/home.htm. They are very helpful with queries like this.


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