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24-05-2011, 14:12   #1
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How does and athiest say 'hello' in Irish?

Hi Gang,

The usual Irish greeting is 'Dia duit' or 'God be with you'.

So what should we say? Or should we maintain a sullen silence?

Cheers.
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24-05-2011, 14:12   #2
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I say "bhuel".
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I duno what's wrong with dia dhuit, it's just a greeting
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Conas atá tú? (Just "How are you").
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Caide mar atá thú?

or Dhia Dhuit. Couldn't really give ****e tbh.
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I duno what's wrong with dia dhuit, it's just a greeting
Yes, but an outdated one to many people. Languages evolve all the time. There's no reason why Gaeilge can't either. "Haigh" or "Bhuel" work just fine.
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Yes, but an outdated one to many people. Languages evolve all the time. There's no reason why Gaeilge can't either. "Haigh" or "Bhuel" work just fine.
Irish is outdated.
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It's pretty common just to say Hello in Gaeilge these days. Not many people use Dia Dhuit much any more.
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Irish is outdated.
You're certainly entitled to that view. It doesn't make it correct, nor is this forum the one to discuss the social relevance of the Irish language. I use it weekly - it's very much in date for me.
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''Story''.
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"Haigh" or "Bhuel" work just fine.
ie By speaking in English
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What's an english athiest's national anthem?

Is it just "Save the Queen"?
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So are Bosnians speaking English when they say halo, or Germans when they say hallo, or Faroese when they say hey, or Icelanders when they say halló, or Norweigan's when they say hei, or Scots gaelic speakers when they say hallo, or Welsh when they say hylo?

What a narrow view you have of the world.
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Hi Gang,

The usual Irish greeting is 'Dia duit' or 'God be with you'.

So what should we say? Or should we maintain a sullen silence?

Cheers.
How does an atheist say goodbye in English? Does he act like an idiot, or accept that it lost the meaning of God be with ye centuries ago?
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