Aitid, eabhaid éaráth!
Oidh, codh aichdhíth? Eire un phaoll ghiuibhean féinith a noisd dhomh bheall por costóidhír ill eabhaid. Sa féichíth tuath codh sa puthuíth por ill deileachtáir: sa lúisíth coill, sa cadaíth cáide aill, e céithear. Seidh contra-mhinn, ill eabhaid opannaít eall, ill deastraíth sua chian, e ill géichíth ealla realca eich eall fheineasd.
Codh geo faichre? Codh geo faichre? Fiar-mhinn, no saiphe; nug geo chialaíth eall chuas porcha ealla phoilíthe no roighreònn róghaithe difichle.
Attention, angry baby!
Oh dear, what has happened? Yesterday a young girl arrived at our pretty house to look after the baby. She did what she could to entertain the baby: she played with him, sang songs to him, etc. But despite that the baby attacked her, tore up her food, and threw the remains out of the window.
What will I do? What will I do? Really, I don't know, and for now I concealed the affair, so that the police would not answer difficult questions.
Pertinent grammar notes
3rd person singular past tense: -íth
Feminine nouns lenite after articles, and adjectives lenite after feminine nouns.
The definite article is (singular) ill eall, (plural) ille ealla, in masc and fem.
Plurals add -e, sometimes -a, with syncopation
© Jan van Steenbergen, Geoff Eddy, 7 Sept. 2004