How does this word sound in Gaelic: reumhbogha

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How does this word sound in Gaelic: reumhbogha

Unread post by reumhbogha » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:48 pm

Tha mi a tionngsnadh briatha: reumhbogha.
Dè tha agad air? Dè rud a tha ann?

I am trying to say that I invented a word, and would like to ask,
how does the word reumhbogha sound to Gaelic speakers?
Thank you for your thoughts on this!



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Re: How does this word sound in Gaelic: reumhbogha

Unread post by MarcMacUilleim » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:55 pm

A bit like Everbow.

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Re: How does this word sound in Gaelic: reumhbogha

Unread post by GunChleoc » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:28 pm

Fàilte ort :)

Grammar-wise, this should be reumh-bhogha.

Also, freumh is a lot more common than reumh. So, unless you want a specific dialect, freumh-bhogha would be better.

So, what's a "root bow" then?
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Unread post by ithinkitsnice » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:43 pm

Would 'reumh-bhogha' not be 'bow root' or 'root of the bow'?

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:05 pm

"reumh-bhogha" is "rootbow", literally.
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Unread post by ithinkitsnice » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:44 am

Yeah I see that's the literal word order, but why won't the meaning in English be either 'bow root/bowroot' in the same way our pal marag-dhubh is 'black pudding' and not 'pudding black' (i.e. isn't 'bhogha' qualifying the noun 'root')?

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:54 pm

bow root / bowroot would be (f)reumh bogha or (f)reumh-bogha with bogha in the genitive. So yes, maybe bowroot is intended here, but OP is geeping us guessing...
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Unread post by reumhbogha » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:08 am

Such kind people, to share your thoughts, thank you!

Perhaps freumhbogha then.

This is a tr*nsl*t**n of a word I invented in English, which is rootbow.
The rootbow is the other half of the rainbow, that which is underground. Literally and metaphorically, it completes the circle.
It seems to me that bow is modified by rain or root, but as the word has a singular meaning, this may be an esoteric consideration.
I based my translated word on raonabogha, but I should probably ask if this is unusual? Is raonabal more common?

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:21 pm

The most common word for rainbow is "bogha-froise". "raonabogha" seems to be used in Northern Skye, and it looks like an old word too, so patterning modern word creations on it will be a bit difficult. If you use http://www.faclair.com/ and click on the result links, you get maps with votes on them :)

I'd go with (f)reumh-bhogha, including the hyphen.
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Unread post by reumhbogha » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:39 pm

Ah! Yes, I see.

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Re: How does this word sound in Gaelic: reumhbogha

Unread post by GunChleoc » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:08 am

'S e do bheatha :)
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