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Vocabulary list (no title), Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/5/14

Scope and Contents

A list of words, which may have been used to compile notes on Gaelic manuscripts, or was in preparation for a dictionary, with modern Scottish Gaelic words spelled according to the conventions of the time*.
The word list starts at A: aicside. The contemporary Scottish Gaelic word listed is difficult to decipher, and there is no English note.
The word list ends at U: uáth, which is listed as meaning úir (today as ùir). There is no English note here, but this probably means 'mould' in English.
*In 1985, the Gaelic Orthographic Conventions were launched, which have also been revised since then. Therefore, some of Mackinnon's spellings will differ from those used since 1985, although the older spellings should still be comprehensible to speakers of Gaelic.

Dates

  • Late 19th or early 20th century

Language of Materials

Words in Old or Middle Gaelic

Translations in modern Scottish Gaelic (contemporary spelling)

Some notes or annotations in English

Physical Description

The paper is in good condition. There is no binding, so paperclips are used to keep the pages together. The ink is unfaded, though the handwriting may require some concentration to decipher.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

6 pages

Previous reference

Mackinnon C.1(9)

Physical Description

The paper is in good condition. There is no binding, so paperclips are used to keep the pages together. The ink is unfaded, though the handwriting may require some concentration to decipher.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: None; modern paperclips used to hold pages together

Dimensions

19.7 cm x 25.7 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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