On 20/12/2006 18:38, "Sean O'Connor" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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 awful
> 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 there
> 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