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What is the word for "fire" in Gaelic?

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Post January 29 2010, 23:32 PM
horsenamedrebel
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Have a new horse with Gaelic ties who happens to be a deep red in color. Does any one know the proper translation of "fire". Would love to name it that. Thanks, Jill

 
Post January 29 2010, 23:33 PM
Pwyll2
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Standard Irish: tine
Ulster: teinidh or tinidh
Is fearr Gaeilg chliste ná Gaeilg bhriste

Learn the sounds of Irish here: http://loig.cheveau.ifrance.com/irish/i ... ounds.html & http://annexedicoirlfr.ifrance.com/

Post January 29 2010, 23:39 PM
fiairefeadha
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Rua is used for a russet coloured animal

Post January 29 2010, 23:42 PM
Redwolf
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Another word that might be useful is "Dóiteán." That's used for a big fire, or "conflagration."

Just thinking that, if the horse is a gelding or a stallion, "Tine" (pronounced "CHIN-eh") might sound a bit feminine to English-accustomed ears, whereas "Dóiteán" (pronounced "DOH-chahn") might sound a bit more masculine.

Redwolf

Post January 30 2010, 0:20 AM
CaoimhínSF
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Looking at a list of horse terms I have, most of which I think came from a posting of Redwolf's here a while back, you can make some distinctions among reddish/roan horses, so one of these might make a nice name (if it fits the horse's coloring):
rua = a chestnut
donnrua = a bay
buírua = a light bay
ruabhallach = a reddish skewbald
griséad = a roan
I'm still a learner, so be sure to get input from others, especially for tattoos.

Post January 30 2010, 3:22 AM
Breandán
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Lasair "a flame or blaze"
LAAS-urh
/La:sər'/

Here's a sound file for a pronunciation of Lasair:

http://www.awyr.com/ayrish/saewndfaylz/Lasair.mp3

Post February 01 2010, 0:55 AM
horsenamedrebel
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Thank you everyone for your help. This gives me some great ideas for names. His registered name from the previous owner has the word sun in it. How do you say "sun" or "sunfire" in Gaelic. Appreciate your time. Jill

Post February 01 2010, 4:17 AM
Redwolf
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horsenamedrebel wrote:Thank you everyone for your help. This gives me some great ideas for names. His registered name from the previous owner has the word sun in it. How do you say "sun" or "sunfire" in Gaelic. Appreciate your time. Jill


"Sun" is "Grian" (GREE-un). "Sunfire" won't work as a single word. "Fire of the Sun" would be something like "Tine an Ghrian" (CHIN-uh un GHREE-un, in which that "gh" is a gutteral sound).

Redwolf

Post February 01 2010, 5:06 AM
Breandán
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Redwolf wrote:
horsenamedrebel wrote:Thank you everyone for your help. This gives me some great ideas for names. His registered name from the previous owner has the word sun in it. How do you say "sun" or "sunfire" in Gaelic. Appreciate your time. Jill


"Sun" is "Grian" (GREE-un). "Sunfire" won't work as a single word. "Fire of the Sun" would be something like "Tine an Ghrian" (CHIN-uh un GHREE-un, in which that "gh" is a gutteral sound).

Redwolf


Hi, Redwolf. Although broad gh is a gutteral sound, slender gh is just a y sound, giving something like CHIN-yin yi-RHEE-un.

Post February 01 2010, 9:01 AM
Pwyll2
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Anyway it would be "tine na gréine", so no need to bother with the slender gh ;D

CHIN-eh nuh GRAYN-eh (roughly)

or in Ulster : t(e)inidh na gréine
roughly CHIN-yee nuh GRAYN-yeh.
Is fearr Gaeilg chliste ná Gaeilg bhriste

Learn the sounds of Irish here: http://loig.cheveau.ifrance.com/irish/i ... ounds.html & http://annexedicoirlfr.ifrance.com/


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