[Loch-Ruadh] Ballista Name
slugmusk at linuxlegend.com
Thu Mar 7 14:23:07 PST 2002
Adam Harrison wrote:
> Back at Feb's populace meeting, Padraig issued a
> challenge to come up with a name for my ballista.
> So far I have one submission.
I don't have Padraig's experience in finding such phrases, but I found
an online dictionary of Manx Gaelic, and found these phrases:
daah yn vaaish = color of death, as in deathly gray, cadaverous.
bàs ruadh = red death or ruddy death
bealbhan-ruadh = a species of hawk
crà-dhearg = blood red
fiùthaidh ruadh = red arrow
Anybody care to tackle pronunciation of any of these?
Personally, I like bealbhan-ruadh, partly because "ruadh" was already
part of the word as presented in the dictionary, meaning that I didn't
just tack "ruadh" on the end of another word and partly because, like
the ballista, a hawk attacks from the air.
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