Randomly on Dalemark and Dindsenchas (Tangential to Re: Sense of Place)

Philip.Belben at pgen.com Philip.Belben at pgen.com
Mon Sep 6 09:32:44 EDT 1999

>> said suddenly that her favourite word in Irish was tíreolaíocht meaning
>> geography.  It's pronounced roughly tirra-lee-ach which sounds so
>> beautifully wandery to me.  Perfect word for geography when considering
>> all
>> these Dalemark type travels."
>    Ooh that is a neat word.  There's no way I'll ever remember how to
> spell that!  Pretty neat how you can get your keypad to do those i's also ;)
> That word sounds sort of impulsive, a roundabout kind of wandering.

Yes.  Like it!  I don't generally go for Irish as a language - too many American
authors like to pretend to be Irish (see PanCelts in the Tough Guide).  One day
I want to learn Welsh...

>    Words are grand.


>    Ah-ha, I have a haiku quote for that too,
>    "New Year - the Basho-Tosei
>    hermitage
>    a-buzz with haiku."
>    --Basho


Syllabic metre
Is so easy in English.
So why break the rules?


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