Measgaichte / Miscellaneous

Informant(s)
Name
Robert MacKay
Age
c. 80-85
Location
Sutherland, Durness, Sangomore
Date
10/1969
lèanag[lʹɛ̃:ṉɑɡ] Notes: a green patch of ground.
leumachanNotes: frog.
lòineagNotes: dry snowflake.
mùran[mũ̟:ɾɑn] Notes: sea-bent.
roith[rɔi] Notes: male sheep, all ages.
iseanQuotation: isean cat [sic]. Notes: kitten.
iseanQuotation: isean muc. Notes: piglet.
pàillean[pɑ:lʹɑ̃ṉ] Notes: shorn fleece used as padding under saddle.
pleideag[plɤdʹɑɡ] Quotation: Chaidh e seachad le [plɤdʹɑɡəṉ] air. Notes: rags, tattered clothing.
siomanQuotation: sioman Sassunnach. Notes: prob. hemp.
siomanQuotation: sioman fodrach. Notes: straw rope.
smàgachNotes: toad.
snìomhair[ʃnʹĩɤ̃vəɾ] Notes: a rope-making tool.
sporaidh[spɔɾi] Notes: or sporaidh-taigh: house-sparrow.
tarmachan-nathairNotes: dragonfly.
thuiread[hu̟ɾəd̪] Quotation: “Tha e thuiread anns a’ bhail’ eile.” Notes: up.
ullagQuotation: ullag bàrr (sic). Notes: mixture of cream, oatmeal and sugar.
achair[ɑxəɾ] Notes: acre.
adhragag[ɤɾəɡɑɡ] Notes: lapwing.
àigeachNotes: 2-3 year old horse.
amhran[ɑ̃ũ̜ɾɑṉ] Notes: a song.
bàrdQuotation: bàrdachan. Notes: used sometimes as plural for “bards”.
bàrdQuotation: bàrd a’ loch. Notes: the head of the loch.
bàrrQuotation: ullag bàrr (sic). Notes: mixture of cream, oatmeal and sugar.
capallNotes: term used for ‘mare’ formerly. “Lair” more common now.
catQuotation: isean cat. Notes: kitten.
cearcQuotation: na cearcan. Notes: haimes.
clach-feusanaidh[kɫɑxfe:sɑṉi] Notes: crow-step on gable end of house, used for standing on when thatching.
clacharanNotes: row of stepping stones.
colairQuotation: colair fodrach. Notes: straw collar worn by young horses.
crip[kɾip] Notes: fodder trough for horses.
cruthach[ˈkɾu̜ɑx] Notes: afterbirth.
drochaidQuotation: drochaid an druimeal. Notes: the groove across the top of the saddle which accommodates the back-chain (druimeal).
druimeal[d̪ɾĩmɑɫ] Notes: back-chain on a horse when pulling a cart.
dubh-phollNotes: deep pool in a river.
eaman[ɛ̃mɑṉ] Notes: hard part of tail. [wɾəbəɫ]: the whole tail.
easchan[ɛsxɑ̃ṉ] Notes: a small waterfall in a stream.
falasgadhQuotation: a’ falasgadh [fɑɫɑsɡu̜]. Notes: setting the heather on fire.
feannagNotes: lazy-bed.
fodairQuotation: sioman fodrach. Notes: straw rope.
gath-muing[ɡɑmu̜i] Notes: mane.
guailleag[ɡu̟ɤlʹɑɡ] Notes: drag-chain.

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