Gaelic translation?

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Gaelic translation?

Postby Admiral » Wed May 28, 2003 3:06 am

Can anyone provide the translation for our oft-used toast, "Slainte" or its full version "Slainte Mhor"? (Not sure on the spelling there, sorry folks!)

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Postby WestVanDave » Wed May 28, 2003 4:32 am

Admiral - I dug through my notes from a few months ago - 'hope this is helpful, but my guess is this is not definitive - and I'm prepared for an onslaught of "other opinions":

‘Slainthe eh – Uit doch slainthe eh laut!’ (Hail to you – I leave you a toast to your good health.)

…and who said that only Canadians say “eh” – eh!!!

(pronounced: Slawn-cha-va – FYI, all slurred together as if you were at least halfway through a bottle!!!)

Cheers, Dave.

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Postby Aidan » Wed May 28, 2003 8:10 am

It means "health" in Irish anyway. Slainte Mhor would mean "big health" or "a lot of health."

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