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Olga (
Posted on Saturday, November 04, 2000 - 08:04 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dear friends,

I would like to inform you that recently MavicaNet Catalog uploaded a testing version of its
interface in Irish Gaelic (a few top levels of its categorial
structure translated by non-native speakers), and the catalog
designers are interested in the feedback from the Gaelic
speaking community.

Our Irish Gaelic version has the following address:

MavicaNet is designed as a multilingual user-contributed Web
directory. It aims to supply each user with a guide in his/her
native language to all of the world's Web resources. In
particular, MavicaNet offers technical tools for translating,
potentially, all category names and all site descriptions into

It would be very kind of you to help us spreading some
information about our site among people interested in Gaelic
language and culture. We believe that involvement of some
fluent Gaelic speakers as volunteers or any feedback with
regard to possible corrections will improve the translation
quality very much.

As the idea of the Catalog is to be as multilingial as
possible, opening a new Western language option in our editor
interface is actually a few minutes matter. So if there are
volunteers eager to introduce a new language (for example, any
other Celtic one) in our directory, no considerations
regarding the number of speakers or the size of potential
audience may prevent us from offering those volunteers the
access to our editing tools.

We suppose that our site offers a good opportunity to promote
Gaelic culture and language using a system which already
comprises over 100,000 English, Russian, French, Italian,
German, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Dutch,
Danish, and Irish sites.

Our site will also enable the volunteers to manage the
categories they are interested in. I believe that such
categories as Celtic & British Myths, Celtic Christianity,
Celtic Culture and Celtic Languages will be of special
interest for them. Everybody who has a collection of Web links
to be exposed or any ideas about further development of our
project will be welcome.

I hope this information will be of interest to Irish Gaelic

I look forward to hearing from you,

Slán agus beannacht,

Olga Gerasina
a.k.a. MavicaNet Editor Birdie

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Francis Coyle ( -
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2000 - 05:31 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Irish for "house"?
Irish for "hilltop"
Irish for "hilltop house"
For ease in pronounciation what would be the Anglecized form of the above?

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