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"Very like a Whale"
The temptation for me Simon, as of course you know, to be drawn into a debate with you, is virtually irresistible but fortunately only virtually.
Much in your post has little to dislike but far from all of it. If you imagine the mountain prefix Meel to have anything to do with ants or whales it is hardly surprising.
Next, it's entirely redundant if you think that mountainviews is not an authority. Everyone else does. That is a responsibility and it behoves you to get it right. Trying to get it right and your "guidelines" zzzz will not defend you.. It is disappointing that you think they will.
The great thing about getting something wrong is it gives you the opportunity to get it right. Trust me: I have spent my whole life doing it - and it is very rewarding.
You write that "Place naming in Ireland is never going to be an exact science." Well actually I disagree but if I did agree, we certainly could do better that hill of the ants/whales/pekingese.
... and your history lesson ref language. C'mon big lad.
Academic sources. No no no no. This is at the very heart of the problem. The only way as you suggest although, self-evidently very unwillingly, is on the ground local knowledge. If you, I or anyone can get a critter local to the Meels More and Beg not to choke on his scone when you tell him his hill is something to do with ants or whales and that academics can prove it, I shall eat my head with chips.
I could pick up on your point about phonetics, how the word Meel sounds - but honestly.
Lastly, should I get antsy about your comment ref flying by the seat of my pants? I shan't but I will smile though. My degree is in English and French; I have conversational Italian, a Spanish O level and wait for it . . a foinne in a Irish. I have inhabited the mountains of Highland Scotland and Ireland for 35 years.
Mountain words, language and seat of pants? Could be. Could be not.
Now just go and fix it would you ever and stop being such an unconscionable stick in the mud.
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