It isn’t wrong to admit that saying “I love you” as an expression of our feelings and emotions has grown stale. People have been misusing and taking the statement for granted that it has lost its meaning over time. We aren’t generalizing the idea that love and romance is dead, yet we would now have to think of other ways and means to express our devotion, love, loyalty, and affection. One of which is utilizing a different language especially if the said language is known to be poetic and romantic in gesture.
So what we are trying to say, we want people to express their love and emotions for their respective partners not just through mere words from a different language but by learning and understanding that actions speak louder than words. Why would we have to learn different ways to say “I love you” if we would act on it, well that brings us to the concept of love languages. There are five different love languages and the statement that we are trying to rekindle falls under one of those categories which is “Words of Affirmation”.
There are people that feel loved when they are given the assurance of love or the statements that suffice such a claim. Their love language thrives on the affirmation of their respective partners and they feel more important as these words and statements are brought with meaning and desire.
There are 5 different ways to say “I Love You” in the Irish culture and we believe that they are as direct and sweet as pecan pie. It will surely spark your partner's love language, maybe you should try it out!
1. Mo Anam Cara (Mu On-um Kora) - “My Soulmate/Friend”
It was believed in ancient Celtic practices and cultures that the soul is believed to find or build a bond with a special person. They have coined the term “anam cara” (soul friend) which is said that once you have found them, they are destined to change your life in ways that you could have never imagined. You would build a relationship filled with meaning and inspiration. A lot of people don’t believe in soulmates, yet we still believe that there will be a person that will remain constant and special in our respective lives and that person is our “anam-cara”.
2. Mo Chuisle (Mu Kooishla) - “My pulse”
One of the cheesiest lines that you may read throughout this blog, but hear us out. Do you ever have this feeling wherein you know that this person that you have chosen is the only individual capable of making your heart beat faster and slower at the same time? It may be a line in a movie that you have already watched or a book that you have read about, but we know that you have experienced this and it may be the perfect line for your partner. Because that feeling is indescribable, in a good way.
3. Grá Geal Mo Chroí (Graw gee-yal mu kree) - “Bright love of my heart”
There are moments in our lives wherein we have reached our lowest of lows or our darkest hours, but there would be one person that would shed some light to bring us back to life. That person would be the definition of this line because they have brought us back to life and they are now our source of light.
4. Is tú mo ghrá (Iss too mu graw) - “You are my love”
It’s pretty close to saying “I love you” but think about it, telling someone that you love them is different from telling them that they are the love of your life. This is why this expression and term is different because you aren’t just telling them how important they are, moreover you are telling them that they are the reason why you fell in love in the first place.
5. Grá go Deo (Graw gu djo) - “Forever Love”
Just like the Celtic Knot which represents and embodies eternal love, the statement claims to profess your infinite love and devotion to your partner. Nothing beats unconditional love and it’s even better if we are capable of expressing it vocally and back it up with actions to prove it.
All these expressions and ways to say “I love you” will never mean anything if you aren’t familiar with the love language of your partner. They may need something more than reassuring statements to feel loved and it is your soul prerogative to showcase and express that. There are people that feel loved when they are given quality time, physical touch and affection, gifts, and acts of service.
Try matching these different ways to express your love, affection, and devotion with gifts that match their style and personality. Showcase how much your partner, friend, or family member means to you and let’s keep spreading the LOVE.
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