Skip to main content

Vocabulary

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1864 to

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876

Song beginning 'Gum bean Dia tai mor Thunga' and accomapnying note and vocabulary note, 22 April 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/32
Scope and Contents Song collected from Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil, fisherman, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] beginning 'Gum bean Dia tai mor Thunga, S fhad a chualas' [Taigh Mòr Thunga]. The song is composed of thirty-seven lines. MacNeil states that he heard the story from his father who heard it while he was in America. The vocabulary note reads 'Fosrachadh = Geamhrachadh [aruidh] Sgitheal = a Bothy'.
Dates: 22 April 1871

Vocabulary note for Lùthar and sketch, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/73
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for Lùthar and sketch probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, which reads 'A Luthar makes a dread[ful] sound pre[vious] to a West wind. It indic[ates] a gale of West wind.' The sketch shows the shape of the Lùthar.
Dates: 1867

Vocabulary note for 'Stèireadh', 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/38
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note, probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which reads 'Stèireadh = Killing birds at the top of a rock with a long stick like a stone fishing rod.'
Dates: 1867