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On Fr, 9.04.2010, 04:57, Helen McKay wrote:
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> In the highlands I have also heard that they use another form - red dog
> (madra).  Seems like we are supposed to use any other word than the 'real'
> one - whatever that is?

The inherited word is "loarn", which seems to appear once, and which is
also attested as a personal name. It derives from Proto-Celtic *loferno-,
just like British *lowarn, Gaul. Louernios.

David