plugin for firefoxCuir in Eagar
- Oh super! Thanks, SB. I'm adding this to my FF browser here. Where do you get the time for all this??!!! We must add this to our "resources" page - Alison ❤
Aistriúcháin Ainmneacha na MíonnaCuir in Eagar
Sna hailt na míonna le haghaidh Catalóinise, aistrítear "març" go "Márta" ach "desembre" go "Mí na Nollag" (agus an rud céanna i "maig" is "novembre"). Ba cheart stíl amháin a úsáid. Is fearr liom "Márta", "Nollaig", srl., mar úsáidtear iad sna sonraí logchaighdeáin Unicode. —Leftmostcat 05:53, 4 Bealtaine 2008 (UTC)
- Tá difríocht mhór ann idir sonraí logchaighdeán agus sainmhíniú foclóra. Le bheith cruinn, ba cheart Mí na Bealtaine srl. a scríobh i sainmhínithe toisc gur féilte iad Bealtaine, Samhain agus Nollaig chomh maith le hainmneacha míonna.
CuilCuir in Eagar
Hello everybody. Sorry not to speak irish.
You can answer here, or on fr:Wiktionnaire:Proposer un mot/Archive 07 2008#cuil --Réglé, as you prefer. Thanks in advance. --Szyx 07:39, 29 Iúil 2008 (UTC)
- In fact, I've just sent them an e-mail about this (amongst other things) this afternoon.
- This word does not mean ‘knowledge’ in any conventional sense. A speaker of Modern Irish would most likely interpret it as meaning ‘fly’ (mouche!). The word they are referring to is the word for ‘hazel’ which is coll in both Modern and Old Irish. In Old Irish the plural and genitive singular was written cuill (modern coill).
- The connection with knowledge comes from mythology. There are a few different stories, but here an extract from one that I happen to have on my hard disk (from Old-Irish-L, September 2000) - from Cormac's Cup:
- Somewhere along the line there is also a story about the salmon eating the hazelnuts and becoming the famed Bradán Feasa (‘Salmon of Knowledge/Wisdom’) which the poet Finn Eces takes 7 years to catch. He then tells his apprentice, Find mac Cumail, to cook it for him, warning him not to eat its flesh. Fionn burns his thumb and immediately puts it in his mouth, thus gaining all the world’s knowledge.
- So, in a very roundabout way you can get from hazel trees (cuill) to hazelnuts to salmon to knowledge, but only in a very abstract poetic sense.
- I would pronounce it more like the English word quill by the way. I’m not 100% sure of Old Irish IPA conventions, but it might be /kˠɪʟʲ/.
New UK wikimedia chapterCuir in Eagar
A plan is in the works to found a new UK chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, and we are currently gathering support from the community. If you are interested in being part of this new UK chapter as a member, a board member or as someone with a general interest in the chapter, please head over to m:Wikimedia UK v2.0 and let us know. We also welcome help in making finishing touches to the plans. An election will be held shortly for the initial board, who will oversee the process of founding the company and accepting membership applications. They will then call an AGM to formally elect a new board, which will take the chapter forward, starting to raise funds and generally supporting the Wikimedia community in the UK.
Geni 19:27, 30 Lúnasa 2008 (UTC)
For those of you who enjoy such things I translated a self-updating stats table. (Works easier here than at nl!). May the numbers skyrocket in 2009! Best wishes. Jcwf 23:27, 29 Mí na Nollag 2008 (UTC)