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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » 'Puppy' in Gaelic is what? « Previous Next »

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Nutmeg (px3nr.wp.shawcable.net - 24.66.94.142)
Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

If anyone knows, please let me know. I need to know how to say it as well.

~Meg

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Seosamh Mac Bhloscaidh (1cust7.tnt13.nyc9.da.uu.net - 67.192.236.7)
Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 09:38 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Puppy is coileán in Irish. It's pronounced (roughly) KOL-awn.

Phós cara liom cainteoir dúchais na Gaeilge, fear a thug "the puh-pwee" ar a madadh nua. Caithfidh consan a bheith caol nó leathan, ar ndóigh, agus shocraigh sé ina intinn féin gur leathan atá an dá "p" san fhocal sin.

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Nutmeg (px3nr.wp.shawcable.net - 24.66.94.142)
Posted on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you so much!

~Meg

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Dennis King (12-228-188-15.client.attbi.com - 12.228.188.15)
Posted on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Is maith liom "puh-pwee". :-) Agus má tá an puh-pwee an-bheag, is féidir an focal dúchasach a dhéanamh níos bige fós: coileáinín. Tá focal deas eile ann a théann i bhfad siar, ach nach n-úsáidtear go minic anois, mar atá "cana".

Beannachtaí an Fourth of July duit, a Sheosaimh!

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Tomás (d114-ps0-ros.alphalink.com.au - 202.161.119.114)
Posted on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I understand that the Irish surname ' Ó Coileán ' is Anglicised as ' Collins '. Is this the same word that is given above for a puppy and is there a separate English surname ' Collins ' that has no connection with the Irish?

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Seosamh Mac Bhloscaidh (1cust148.tnt12.nyc9.da.uu.net - 67.192.250.148)
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 04:12 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Yes, that's the usual way that the surname Ó Coileán comes out as in English. Collins is a pre-existing surname in England -- that's how the 's' came about. A handful of Collins's in Ireland may have gotten the name from an English forebear but normally it is a rendition of Ó Coileáin. Cullane is another less common attempt to render it into English.

(Ó) Coileáin is the same word as "coileán" puppy (or "whelp" as MacLysaght puts it.)

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