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Ardnamurchan ~ Àird nam Murchan, ‘the headland of the seals’ https://ainmean-aite.scot/placename/ardnamurchan/
#AinmÀite #Gàidhlig #Cleachdi @bordnagaidhlig The Highland Council
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Ardnamurchan ~ Àird nam Murchan, ‘the headland of the seals’ https://www.ainmean-aite.scot/placename/ardnamurchan/
 #AinmÀite #Gàidhlig #Cleachdi @bordnagaidhlig The Highland Council

Auchencorth ~ Achadh na Coirthe, 'the field of the standing stone (The Gowk Stane)' https://ainmean-aite.scot/placename/auchencorth/
#AinmÀite #Gàidhlig #Cleachdi Bòrd na Gàidhlig Midlothian Council
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Auchencorth ~ Achadh na Coirthe, the field of the standing stone (The Gowk Stane) https://www.ainmean-aite.scot/placename/auchencorth/
 #AinmÀite #Gàidhlig #Cleachdi Bòrd na Gàidhlig Midlothian Council

Comment on Facebook Auchencorth ~ Achadh...

Good example of a placename retaining the dental fricative long after it's been lost in Gaelic. Shows how valuable they can be for evidence of linguistic history.

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Peterhead ~ Ceann Phàdraig

Originally published in the Scotsman on 3 September 2016 The settlement now known as Peterhead was earlier known as ‘Inverugie of Peter’ (written in a latinised form as Inuerugy Petri in 1274). Inverugie or Gaelic Inbhir Ùigidh means ‘the inlet of the river Ugie’. In Braemar Gaelic until the early twentieth century Peterhead was still … Continue Reading about Peterhead ~ Ceann Phàdraig