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Author Topic: Meet Somhairle and Oisín  (Read 456 times)

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Re: Meet Somhairle and Oisín
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 04:05:08 AM »

Ah, I understood Burakkucat's point Google's vocabulary failure. "bodach" means an old man. (Can also be used as a term of affection, exactly like "old" in English, interesting parallel. “How old Cary Grant?”)

Google is improving. It used to just not even try. Then later on it got confused with Irish. Now it is even getting the two languages sorted out. Online translation of Irish tends to be much better, probably there is better machine-readable dictionary availability.

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1. http://www2.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/sbg/lorg.php is your man, but it doesn't do inflections or initial consonant mutation for you. Unfortunately uses dumbed-down modern spelling for children. (May fail to match on ó é á unless you set the tick boxes to don't-care-accents ? - I forget)

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2. http://www.dwelly.info is the ultimate, but again it does not have a search for all word forms. It also uses traditional spelling (thank god, for the most part, although I do approve of the modern change to using {a} for schwa instead of Dwelly's {u}) not the dumbed-down post 1980s spelling system for schoolchildren and sheep, called "GOC".

For Scottish Gaelic I use phonetic é, ó and è ò where correct, and also á where appropriate, but only to mark non-schwa (does not ever mean 'long'). There is no í or ú in Scottish Gaelic.

Modern and Old Irish uses only acute accents, as is traditional, meaning long vowels, not stress placement (not necessarily) and never the grave accent at all.
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Re: Meet Somhairle and Oisín
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2018, 05:05:18 AM »

Cute picture. My dog Dalton the laid back German Shepherd is currently sprawled across my bed.
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Re: Meet Somhairle and Oisín
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2018, 06:41:31 AM »

more day 0 pics, dire quality from Janet's iPhone in ver bad light, I'm afraid.

    http://flic.kr/p/DNr558
    http://flic.kr/p/22nFqYA
    http://flic.kr/p/23pBrVm

Kittens on my neighbour’s knee, it all turned into a play-fight. They finally slept for hours after their long car journey up from the Borders.
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Re: Meet Somhairle and Oisín
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2018, 09:02:05 AM »

Very cute.   Enjoy your new furbabies :)

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Re: Meet Somhairle and Oisín
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2018, 04:44:23 PM »

Day 1, kits on Janet’s knee. Worn out after playing.

https://flic.kr/p/Fkfu5S
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Breaking news: Janet has remembered something. It turns out that our Caoimhe and Fergus might be related to the two new kits. The breeders are good friends and share ownership of the kits’ all-black father, and there might be some link further back.
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Re: Meet Somhairle and Oisín
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2018, 10:56:30 PM »

They look so sweet curled up like that. :D

Possibly may be a link.   Zoe and Ziggy have same father despite coming from different breeders and the age gap.   
Dad was a Grand Champion, so its not unusual for a good quality cat to be in demand as sire.   In pedigree circles the vast majority of males are sold as pet only unless they have potential for showing.

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ETA just found the breeder.   Their daddy is good stock, also a Grand Champion. :)  Looks like the owners show, then stud to try and keep best lineage going.   
They will keep any with good Show potential themselves (or sell at premium price).  The others will go as pet only & not on the active breeding list to ensure no accidental messing of lineage by cross or inter breeding.  Your boys are registered non active to stop you breeding from them*   Thus the breeder is being careful with the lineage and it is likely there will be a link further back with your other 2.   

*Non active means they are pedigree and you could possibly show, but not breed from them.   Or if they do accidentally pass on their genes, then any subsequent babies will not be recognised by the GCCF as pedigree.    Mine are the same - means that you get a decent quality cat but at reduced cost...  but more importantly puts a stop to any bad breeding and the cat equivalent of puppy farming. 
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Re: Meet Somhairle and Oisín
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 06:19:04 AM »

I know so little, never having had any contact with pedigree cats before, always rescue cats. Here's Caoimhe's lot: http://www.eireachdail-siamese-oriental-bicolours.co.uk/girls.html

Many years ago I had a small oriental silver tabby moggy whom we called Daisy. I loved her a lot, she had a sweet nature and she lived to a great age. We originally got her from an advert in the local vet's in Hampstead. Her mum apparently ripped the cat door to pieces to get out to the local male talent and the beautiful daisy was the result. Many years after she died I was still hooked on the oriental personality and yowl. So Janet unbeknown to me got two kittens (whom we christened Fergus and Caoimhe) as a birthday present for me. They just arrived one day at a hotel where we were staying, brought by their breeder ! Later on we couldn't find the kits and got hotel staff to search. In the end they were found curled up in a bundle in the bottom of a long, trailing bedpost curtain.
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