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 Post subject: "feachach"?
PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012 6:20 pm 
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Cad é "feachach" i mBearla? I doubt that's the correct spelling but I heard it in a story, from the context it was definitely someone/something answering the door of a castle, anyone have any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012 7:47 pm 
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Might it be fathach/ athach= giant. Sometimes the "th" can be a "ch" sound? This is only a guess- wait for more input!

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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012 8:21 pm 
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Cliathach wrote:
Cad é "feachach" i mBearla? I doubt that's the correct spelling but I heard it in a story, from the context it was definitely someone/something answering the door of a castle, anyone have any ideas?

'maith agaibh


I don't know.

I'm not sure if this would fit, or how it would be spelt.... (it might be a shortening of "féach an... " even) Like you'd say in English "Would ya look at... "

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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug 2012 4:40 am 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
Cliathach wrote:
Cad é "feachach" i mBearla? I doubt that's the correct spelling but I heard it in a story, from the context it was definitely someone/something answering the door of a castle, anyone have any ideas?

'maith agaibh


I don't know.

I'm not sure if this would fit, or how it would be spelt.... (it might be a shortening of "féach an... " even) Like you'd say in English "Would ya look at... "


I was thinking in those terms as well...maybe something like "féach ar sin" (look at that)?

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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug 2012 7:52 am 
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Féachach - would it be the spy-hole or grill on a castle door?


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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
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An Cionnfhaolach wrote:
Might it be fathach/ athach= giant. Sometimes the "th" can be a "ch" sound? This is only a guess- wait for more input!


That seems likely to me. T'was my first thought also.


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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug 2012 11:08 am 
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Sometimes the "th" can be a "ch" sound?


sometimes, in some places like An Rinn, Co. Waterford. But apart from there it isn't common...

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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
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I can't comment on pronounciation really, but the context (a giant opening the door of a castle) suggests to me that fathach might be appropriate and it's not a million miles away from feachach, which my have been slightly misheard.


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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug 2012 2:39 pm 
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What is the story? Is it available on-line?

If we could hear the word in context (that is, in the context of the other words around it), its meaning might become clear. For example, was it something the giant said, or something that was said about the giant?

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 Post subject: Re: "feachach"?
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'maith agaibhb a chairde, I actually meant to mention it its called "Scéal an Táilliúra" the word is about 1:25 into the story and given the suggestions above im guessing it is indeed "giant", i also meant to mention the stories here too, good few all on itunes for free http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/scealta/id472490111


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