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Hanu Fein

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PostSubject: Pavee proverbs - Pavee granēls   Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:48 pm

Below is a list of Pavee adages and proverbs, that have in the period of inscribing this and the other research for the site slipped from the lips of local Irish Travellers.

They have being liberally translated below and although some are most obviously augmented forms of general Irish proverbs, others provide a unique and incomparable insight into the wisdoms of old.

A open mouth slows the hands.
Skop bilsag slugs dha mala.

Youth likes to wander.
Gotlath noks yahr.

A east wind is good for no one.
Get grito a slum grayul nid'es ain.

Hunger is the best sauce.
Nid'es pras dha bin lat'rum.

Time forgets too many stories.
Turk l'ag tom leskos.

Rabbits get fat on what the hare misses.
Morghen gogs m'aur swurt sha pani l'ags.

Have blind eyes in a friends house.
Bwilkad lud lurk na srintul kay'nya.

Poverty is no shame.
Nid'es n'efin sturt anam gop.

Loneliness is better then a bad company.
Sacantas tomans horsk gami grintala.

A little learning is a dangerous thing.
B'in'ian granel a gami ainoy.

God is good, but don't stand too near the fire.
Dhaylon bin bonar, nill stedi nolsk dha tera.

A smart man says little to a arguing couple.
Sark feen tarals b'in'ian ta tripus triblis.

Don't dig holes, as you'll be long enough in one.
Nill sark a lub, hus a stafa turk a ain.

A little can please the poor.
Sik tains grat'i dha gop.

Hanu Fein
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