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Old 16th January 2011, 19:28
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GÓidhlig Kitchen Vocabulary

sguab broom

soithechean dishes

re˛thadair freezer

glaine glass

cidsin kitchen

muga mug

Ómhainn oven

pana pan

poit pot

fionnaradair fridge

sinc sink

st˛bh stove
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Old 17th January 2011, 05:36
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What's microwave, breadmaking machine, deep-fat fryer and chocolate-fondue fountain ?
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halogen oven?
brevel?
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Old 17th January 2011, 09:54
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How many of these Gaelic words were originally Gaelic and how many have been "borrowed" from English and altered to suit? Take muga (mug), pana (pan), sinc (sink) and even poit (pot) as potential candidates... working on this theory (and that is all for now that it is) maybe the Gaelic for microwave is microwabh and brevel might be brebhel!
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How many of these Gaelic words were originally Gaelic and how many have been "borrowed" from English and altered to suit? Take muga (mug), pana (pan), sinc (sink) and even poit (pot) as potential candidates... working on this theory (and that is all for now that it is) maybe the Gaelic for microwave is microwabh and brevel might be brebhel!
Or tiogleat-fondubh-fonntainn ?

A well known example is the Gaelic for a bicycle (which I can't remember how to spell - but it has a few more letters for sure)
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Are we getting the whole dictionary? wullie.
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Old 17th January 2011, 14:36
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Or tiogleat-fondubh-fonntainn ?

A well known example is the Gaelic for a bicycle (which I can't remember how to spell - but it has a few more letters for sure)
alcohol (from arabic, and possibly Akkadian before that)

pyjamas (from Hindustani)

bungalo (again from Hindustani)

caravan (from Arabic)


agenda (from Latin)

eaglais (Gaelic from Latin)

ecclesiastical (English from latin

kanninchen (German from Gaelic)

All languages evolve through cross fertilisation.
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