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Thread #66835   Message #1117682
Posted By: Fiolar
17-Feb-04 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pogue Mahone
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pogue Mahone
Felipa: I agree with you about the usual aspect that the adjective nearly always follows the noun in Irish. There are of course exceptions as in "an sean bhean bhoct" and Peig Sayers' autobiography "Machtnamh Seana Mhna." However to throw a spanner in the works according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "Shanty" could possibly be Canadian French "chantier" meaning a "lumberjack's cabin".