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    "うて", what does it mean in these couple of sentences?

    Hello, I'm having some trouble with a couple of sentences of a manga I'm translating.
    I can't make heads or tails of this "ute" thing.
    It's an old 1976 manga and they often speak in dialect.
    For example, "jaken" for "dakara" and so on.


    1.
    勝ってもうてから
    いうたんじゃ
    ダマシやからな!!

    2.
    力のうて
    すまん。。。。。。


    The first sentence happens after the guy (teacher advisor)
    explains to the part time student baseball squad that the president of the supporting group
    for the full day students baseball one won't support them 'cause the expenses
    will be doubled and they are giving all they have to send off the official squad to Koushien.

    The second one happens immediately after.
    If the second sentence is easy to undestand (the guy apologizing for his lack of power
    in the matter), the first one...I guess he's got cheated 'cause the president first said him
    they would have gotten his support if they would have kept on winning (as they did)
    and then he's refused. But it's only a wild guess until I know what that "ute" means.

    I hope someone can help.
    Last edited by Guren no heya kara; February 27, 2013 at 03:47 PM.

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    Re: "うて", what does it mean in these couple of sentences?

    To rephrase 1 and 2:
    Quote Quote:
    1.勝ってもうてから
    いうたんじゃ
    ダマシやからな!!
    うて:しまって

    勝ってから/ 勝ってしまってから/ 勝った後で
    言ったのでは
    ダマシだから

    Quote Quote:
    2.
    力のうて
    すまん。。。。。。
    うて:なくて

    力(ちから)がなくて/ 力不足(ちからぶそく)で
    ごめん...

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