The Irish language gets its own text speak - new abbreviations for phrases “as Gaeilge”
OMG, ROFL and Whatevs all phrases that have made in into Irish text speech
A week after Google announced that the Irish language would be included in their Endangered Languages Project, Conradh na Gaelige have said the Irish language is going from strength to strength and even being adapted to text speech.
Speaking to Newstalk’s Breakfast show Aodhan O’Dea, of Conrad na Gaelige, gave a list of popular Irish translations of modern phrases.
Here are just some of the phrases he mentioned:
LMFAO (laughing my ass off)- ABMTAG (Ag briseadh mo thóin ag gáire)
LOL (laugh out loud)- GOA (gáire ós árd)
ROFL (rolling round the floor laughing) - RTUG Rolladh timpeall an urlair ag gáire
OMG (Oh my God) - OMD (Ó Mo Dhia)
YOLO (You Only Live Once) – NASAA (Níl ach saol amháin agat)
Skank- Striapach/ Striap
Totes (Totally) - Cinnte Winnte
Whatevs (Whatever) - Cadever
Soz (Sorry)- Brónsies
Tnks (Thanks) - Grma- Go raibh maith agat
Tn (Tonight) - An8- Anocht
Wer r u? (Where are you?) - Cá wil 2?- Cá bhfuil tú?
Last week, Google launched their Endangered Languages Project which aims to preserve and revive some 3,000 languages that are dying out around the world, including Irish (Gaelige).
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