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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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JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
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TommyV a week ago.
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a week ago.
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Near Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 3.9km, Climb: 122m, Area: Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) W...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc a week ago.
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week ago.
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
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TommyV a week ago.
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TommyV a week ago.
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simoburn 12 hours ago.
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...


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