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by wulliam
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??
Replies: 12
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An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??

That's great - thanks again!
William
by wulliam
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??

Thank you - I can see it for myself on archive.org I'm doing some amateur research with a friend - there is a faint chance we may publish at some point. If so, we'd want to acknowledge your help. Can you let me know your name, or should we just go with "Akerbeltz on foramnagaidhlig.net"? Thanks agai...
by wulliam
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??

Akerbeltz - that's excellent information - thank you! May I ask where you found that meaning?

William
by wulliam
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??

That's really helpful - thanks! There's a Northern Irish phrase describing someone who's taken a bit of a crazy turn - "head staggers".
I wonder whether 'head staggers' might be an English tr*nsl*t**n of an old Gaelic phrase?

William
by wulliam
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Còmhradh coitcheann / Off-Topic
Topic: An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

An old Gaelic phrase - what might it mean??

Hi. I wonder whether someone with knowledge of old Gaelic phrases and idioms might be able to help? In 1871 a tradition was recorded. It says that a man unwilling to give his daughter in marriage made an excuse: "gun ro leum na ceann aig aird na gealaich" . As far as my brother (who is fluent) can m...
by wulliam
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Cuir nan aithne / Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

Hello!

I hope I'm OK joining with an ulterior motive! I have a very small amount of Gaelic vocabulary, but in researching my family history sometimes come across Gaelic phrases which I could do with understanding - my granny was a Macleod from Point in Lewis. First proper post coming up... Kind regards, Wi...