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Post September 01 2006, 14:57 PM
Grannymo
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Hi everyone. I'm setting up a retreat centre in Scotland and would like to use the gaelic word for 'sanctuary'. I've looked it up on the internet and have found several options, so I'm not sure which is the most appropriate. Oh - I'm assuming Irish and Scottish Gaelic are interchangeable in this sense, or am I wrong about that? I hope someone out there can help me.

Many thanks :snoopy:

 
Post September 01 2006, 15:02 PM
julius
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Hi...
Tearmann (Irish)
Tèarmunn (Scottish Gaelic)
Tá an domhan uile ina stáitse agus teastaíonn cleachtadh go géar ón mórchuid againn.
-Seán Ó Cathasaigh
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Stupidity has a certain charm --
ignorance does not.

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Iúil Ó Cofaigh

Post September 01 2006, 16:25 PM
Grannymo
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Thanks for that, Julius.

This is another version to add to my list - I've also come across these:

Rosneimidh
'A' Chromraich
Cranaleith (which apparently means sanctuary of trees)

Have you any idea how the meaning differs?

Thanks again :?

Post September 01 2006, 16:53 PM
julius
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Hey Grannymo, the Gaelic words you posted sound like placenames to me, although I'm not quite sure. Anyway, there're a few regulars in here which are well versed in Scottish Gaelic and they could take a look on it if some mod flag the thread as SG, so, hang around please.
Tá an domhan uile ina stáitse agus teastaíonn cleachtadh go géar ón mórchuid againn.
-Seán Ó Cathasaigh
___________________________________
Stupidity has a certain charm --
ignorance does not.

___________________________________

Iúil Ó Cofaigh

Post September 01 2006, 18:43 PM
Redwolf
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Grannymo wrote:Hi everyone. I'm setting up a retreat centre in Scotland and would like to use the gaelic word for 'sanctuary'. I've looked it up on the internet and have found several options, so I'm not sure which is the most appropriate. Oh - I'm assuming Irish and Scottish Gaelic are interchangeable in this sense, or am I wrong about that? I hope someone out there can help me.

Many thanks :snoopy:


FWIW, Irish and Scottish Gaelic are different languages. They have many similarities, as they come from the same "parent," but they're not interchangeable. They're like Spanish and Portuguese in that respect.

We do have some people on this forum who have Scottish Gaelic. I'll flag this "SG" so they'll be more likely to see it.

Redwolf

Post September 01 2006, 21:18 PM
Seán a'Chóta
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Grannymo wrote:Rosneimidh
'A' Chromraich
Cranaleith (which apparently means sanctuary of trees)

Nos 1 and 3 are unintelligible. No. 2 is a garbled version of "comraich" which means "sanctuary" in the sense of "protection" ("a' chomraich" = "the protection").

For a place of sanctuary, "tèarmann" is suitable. (Note that the standard spelling has -ann although -unn will be found in older sources.)
"Níl ach líon beag fear ar aithne againn, agus líon mór cótaí is brístí." Thoreau

Post September 14 2006, 8:26 AM
Grannymo
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Hello again - I've been away, wanted to thank you all for your help.

Just one last question. If I wanted to call a place 'The Sanctuary' would I simply call it 'Tearmunn' or would it have a prefix (eg 'the')?

And is there anything I should know about pronunciation?

Thanks again - my next step is a Gaelic class!

Post September 14 2006, 15:34 PM
Benjamin
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^Bump^

Post September 14 2006, 15:57 PM
Aibigéal
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An Tèarmann (Gàidhlig)
The Sanctuary



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