Pòg mo thoin

It’s been a while since we’ve had an installment of the Weird International Dictionary Series, so forthwith, I present MacBain’s Dictionary, aka An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, which was apparently “keyed in” by one Caoimhín P. Ó Donnaíle. To be specific, this is an html edition of a 1982 photo reprint of the 1911 2nd edition of a Gaelic dictionary originally published in 1896.

Somehow along the way all the words beginning with H, J, K, Q, V, W, X, Y and Z seem to have gone missing. Or perhaps Gaelic doesn’t have any such words.

2 thoughts on “Pòg mo thoin

  1. John:

    Irish doesn’t use the letters j,k,q,v,w,x,y, or z. And there are very few words beginning with ‘h’.

    Also the only accent is the ‘síneadh fada’, which is an acute accent.

    David (aka sionnach)

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