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Thread #143902   Message #3352573
Posted By: Jim McLean
18-May-12 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Subject: RE: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
By the way Joe, I don't mean to be negative towards your ideas ... it interests me greatly. I am a linquist and ethnologist and find all theories fascinating but all avenues have to be explored and compared. As for the word gelloch, I can find no mention of it in any Gaelic book in my possession but the Middle English derivation makes perfect sense. If you read Burns you'll find very few Gaelic words compared to old English/lallans words.