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Old 22nd February 2012, 10:23
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Gaelic meaning in movie ?

I was watching GI Joe - The Rise of Cobra last night on TV (nothing else on) and when a deadly missile is being chased through the sky etc by a "good guy" using the main villain's (played by Christopher Ecclestone, who is supposed to be Scottish) own captured high-speed plane, the "good guy" tries to fire at said missile, but nothing happens. His colleagues at base suggest the weapons system is voice-activated and he tries various words like "fire" and "shoot" etc but nothing happens. Then one colleague suggests that the villain used a "Celtic" voice-command and suggests a word which the "good guy" repeats and the weapons fire. It sounded like "chenna" but I've since found out the likely word was teine. Am I right in saying teine is Gaelic for "fire" but is a noun meaning a burning fire rather than the command "fire" ? What would the command "Fire" be in Gaelic ?

Also, when the plane is hit, the "good guy" tries to bail out but can't and again it's a case for voice-command for "eject". The guy says something that sounds like "kooramak" but I believe it is cuir amach. Again, is it true that means "be careful" rather than eject ?

It's unusual for Gaelic to be used in Hollywood films !
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Tiene and cur amach == 'Fire' and 'put out' respectively.
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It's unusual for Gaelic to be used in Hollywood films !
very unusual

hollywood hardly ever use any foreign language in their films in fear of people (americans) getting all confused

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Wow I have to watch it. Last Saturday I had really similar experience. I was watching american film ( the plot of film was set in Scotland) and I saw gaelic name on one of the buildings, and it is not ordinary thing. It meant ,,red house" what makes sense for me. It strange cause it is not so popular language.
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I have seen this film, and am still scratching my head about it.

One of the phrases is "cuir a-mach", which can mean variously "put out, eject, vomit, ejaculate, throw out" etc, and the other I'm not sure of.

I did wonder if it was "teine" (note not "tiene" as written above), but it didn't sound like it. I wondered if it was "thugainn" or something like that.
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Aidh, 'teine' is the noun 'fire'. The verb would be 'loisg'.

Interesting source. I hear there's some Gaelic in the new Disney cartoon too.
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Aidh, 'teine' is the noun 'fire'. The verb would be 'loisg'.
We're talking about an unreliably researched Hollywood film here.
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