> Incidentally, after looking for a modern
> Irish term for "fronting" and not finding one that I liked, I suggested a
> couple to An Coiste Téarmaíochta. Some of them were so intentionally
> that there was reluctant acceptance of the suggestion ³frontáil². Any
> reaction to this from list members? Is it not remarkable that there seems
> to be no clear and simple term in modern Irish for this very common aspect
> of the language that dates back as far as we can go in Old Irish? Was
> a term in Old Irish, or in the writings of the contemporary experts
> (Eochaidh Ó hEódhasa, for example) on aspects of ³An Dán Díreach²?
Is the Coiste Téarmaíochta not aware of 'umchasadh' at least?
Also used for a time for 'vertigo'; I'm not aware of the term's use in the
A Mhichíl: D’fhéadfadh go bhfuil ach níor luadar liom é. Ní raibh de
mholadh acu ach nithe ar nós “Cuir chun tosaigh”. Maidir le “umchasadh”, ní
chuireann sé an bhrí in iúl domsa leath chomh glé is a chuireann “frontáil”,
cuma cé chomh “gallda” is atá sé.
Could be that they do, but all they suggested to me were terms like “put to
the beginning/front” and I don’t think “umchasadh” carries the meaning half
as clearly as “frontáil”.