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Message for McTag-need help with scots language

 
 
McTag
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2005 02:47 pm
No. How?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2005 03:08 pm
Do you have any friends that can help me out with Irish language here?
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2005 04:11 pm
JGoldman10 wrote:
Do you have any friends that can help me out with Irish language here?


Well, there was Imur here a while back.
Some Irish will be along soon, I feel sure.
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lmur
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2005 05:35 am
McTag wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:
Do you have any friends that can help me out with Irish language here?


Well, there was Imur here a while back.
Some Irish will be along soon, I feel sure.


The Irish have arrived!
I'm no expert in our native tongue. However, I do have a "Focloir" (dictionary) in my possession and would be happy to consult it if JG has any queries.

Incidentally, McTag (and i'm making assumptions here) are you really the "son of a preacherman"?!
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2005 06:11 am
No. I don't understand where the question came from, either. I am the son of a devout atheist. Laughing
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lmur
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2005 08:12 am
McTag wrote:
No. I don't understand where the question came from, either. I am the son of a devout atheist. Laughing


Just putting 2 & 2 together and coming up with 5!

Mc- mhac - son of
Tag - corruption of tsagairt, meaning priest.

Atheist - gan Dia (without God)
Was Mahatma Ghandi Scottish, I wonder?
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2005 08:47 am
Ah, I see, very good.

It's just amazing what you can learn here.

McT is only a nom-de-keyboard, though.

Probably Gandhi was Scottish though, and related to hough-ma-gandy (q.v.) :wink:
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 9 Nov, 2005 02:40 pm
Imur, would you mind going here-this is the topic I posted for Heeven:
http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=62575&highlight=
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:21 pm
Besides gilpey, hempy, randy and hallockit, what other words in Scots mean tomboy?
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:33 pm
I don't know, my friend, you've left me far behind with your esoteric knowledge of the various dialects of my native land.

But you left out "wee herry"...
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:42 pm
Is "wee Hengar" a Dublinese term?
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:44 pm
JGoldman10 wrote:
Is "wee Hengar" a Dublinese term?


Not sure, but doubt it.

"Wee Senga"- Glasgow. A female tough.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:46 pm
How about "we tam"? I recall that was the title of an lp by the Incredible String Band (two Scotsmen, no?)
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:49 pm
Yes, Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty.

Tam, as far as I know, is only short for Thomas, like Rab for Robert.

"Wee Tam" would only refer to a small (or young) chap called Tom.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:49 pm
A "nedette" is a female ned.
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:51 pm
McTag wrote:
Yes, Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty.

Tam, as far as I know, is only short for Thomas, like Rab for Robert.

"Wee Tam" would only refer to a small (or young) chap called Tom.


No sorry, I was thinking of the Humblebums.

The Incredible String Band was Scottish in origin, too, but I can't remember the personnel (I saw them once, too!)
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 03:41 pm
ISB = Robin Williamson and Mike Heron (mainly). Williamson from Edinburgh and Heron from Glasgow.

I had no idea that Connolly had been in a band! I have one lp of his, sort of a greatest hits from 20 years ago. It includes "When in Rome," which I will always love...
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 04:24 pm
The one about the Pope and creme de menthe?
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 04:27 pm
Oh, aye: "Two green pints duly arrive..."
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 22 Nov, 2005 06:04 pm
Are you sure I can't use the term "wee tam"?
Are there and dictionaries or glossaries of Scottish terms/slang assoicated with the two comic strips "Oor Wullie" and "The Broons"?
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