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BleckCra
2014-02-06 01:23:27
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THAT'S A BIT STEEP
Dipping into the site's thing on bagged tops and updating my own memories and history (some ancient) of mountains walked, I come upon Cnoc an Chuillinn and the site's translation of the mountain name as "hill of the steep slope". Disbelief suspended again over an acid pit. "Hill of the Steep Slope" - like Ocean of the Wet Water or Road of the Hard Track? When we are translating, we just don't seem to trouble ourselves much about context. This is why a policeman can find things quicker than an academic.
We are talking the Reeks here and if a hill is to be described as having "a steep slope" given its context, it would need to be nearly vertical. Or am I being picky??
Our translator might like to try "the holly" or "holy" hill which of course as an etymologist, he will understand to be about the same thing. Even if neither, it is going to be more likely than calling a hill in the Reeks "steep slope hill". Sigh ......
Incidentally Wikipedia also thinks it's a steep slopey hill. I wonder where it got that from. Maybe the biggest database of info on Irish hills in the known world.
....... and that is the responsibility we carry.
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