lenore fischer wrote:
> I just tried (first time ever doing this) typing in these names into
>CELT's search engine on their home page, but in both cases got no
>results; that is, for Conchobhar Cliach I got Conchobhar Cliche and
>various people of Uaithne-Cliach. Has anyone any
>useful tips to offer me?
I tried it too and got the same results you did. CELT uses a Google
search engine, so you get more specific results if you put the name into
quotation marks. There are a few tricks --
Try searching with and without fadas
Vary the spelling --
Spell lenited consonants with and without the 'h'.
Put in the genitive form of the name; if it's not obvious, slenderize the
last consonant by putting an 'i' in front of it.
Try variant spellings; if you dont know any, try substituting 'a' for 'o' and
The CELT database and online DIL make a huge amount of material
available that can be searched for names, phrase, and idioms. Are there
other large databases of Old and Middle Irish material online that can be