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  • I googled this to make sure I spelled it correctly, and found this awesome link. A New Alhambra! (Another great word.)

    October 26, 2007

  • Nice! Thanks for the word! :-D

    October 26, 2007

  • I hope it's not rude to point this out, but scriobhfadh doesn't mean quite what you think it does, I suspect. The word for "author" in the poem on the link is "udar". scriobhfadh is a form of the verb "scriobh", to write: specifically it is the 3rd person singular of the conditional, i.e. it means "would write".

    The "u" in "udar" and the "i" in "scriobh" and "scriobhfadh" need accents, but I don't know how to make them.

    on edit: this comment applies to its inclusion on reesetee's list

    November 2, 2007

  • Shit. Sorry about that! I always thought it meant "scribe," but I guess I was wrong. Thanks for the clarification!

    It's still one of my favorite words, mostly because of its whacked spelling (which is quite normal, for Gaelic) and non-corresponding pronunciation (ditto).

    Are you fluent in Gaelic, perchance?

    November 2, 2007

  • Aha. Got it, sionnach--and not rude at all. I shall remove it from my list posthaste. (And probably add it to another, just so it doesn't feel bad.)

    November 2, 2007

  • > Are you fluent in Gaelic, perchance?

    Not so much any more. But I used to be once. Somewhere in my past there's an Irish Times Irish debating trophy.

    November 2, 2007

  • Impressive! I do love hearing that language--haven't heard it spoken in years. :-)

    November 2, 2007

  • To get accented letters on a PC, type the appropriate extended ASCII code on the keyboard's number pad while holding down the alt key. í is alt161; ú is alt163. I'll put a larger list under diacritics.

    November 5, 2007