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Thread #138412 Message #3168675
Posted By: Dave MacKenzie
10-Jun-11 - 07:32 PM
Thread Name: Help: Britten's The Highland Balou: Highland terms
Subject: RE: Help: Britten's The Highland Balou: Highland terms
Jim, if you look back you will see that I didn't offer a translation for craigie, and only said I wouldn't use it to describe a face. For the neck I'd normally use another Germanic word, hause, cf German Hals.
As for vowels, I can only remember using the long 'oo' in moo-coo before I was taught to speak 'proper'; else where I'd always use the short 'u' which now I only normally use when speaking French or German. I also nowadays usually pronounce 'film' and 'farm' with one syllable.