Irish 200th language for Harry Potter

The Irish Independent announces that Harry Potter The Golden Stone is to be released next Month in Irish as Harry Potter agus an Orcloch – which will make the works of J.K.Rowling available in 200 Languages.

  • maca

    They’ve been working on this for some time I think..?

  • Davros

    I don’t know how big sales will be, but it could be useful in schools and for students abroad ?

  • smcgiff

    Okay, I can understand having to change the word philosopher

  • maca

    “but it could be useful in schools”

    Definitly I think. It could really generate a bit of interest among students.

  • Davros

    I used to take my beloved Springers for training and exercise to “Orlock Point”, near Donaghadee .. Could the name be derived from Irish ? Beautiful spot.

  • maca

    Even Harry Potter and the Kidney Stone would have been better.

    They could have used “asarla

  • Davros

    Some great pictures here.
    Used to shoot rabbits with said springers at the old lead mines between Newtownards and Conlig. Stunning views.

  • smcgiff

    Nice one, Maca,

    It’s certainly better than Golden.

    But they might be using that word for Wizard (lower level to Sorcerer – So I’m told!) in the book.

    With that said, Sorcerer is hardly equivalent to philosopher either.

  • smcgiff

    ‘Used to shoot rabbits with said springers at the old lead mines’

    Murderer!! I hope you at least ate them!

  • Davros

    Don’t worry, they were utterly delicious with carrots, onions, spuds, peppers, garlic and Thyme!
    Used the fur to tie flies as well 🙂

  • maca

    smcgiff: “But they might be using that word for Wizard (lower level to Sorcerer – So I’m told!) in the book.”

    I’ll have to ask de Bhaldraithe when I get home.

  • smcgiff

    ‘Used the fur to tie flies as well :)’

    Fish as well? Is nothing safe from you Davros? 😉

    At least you’ve not bothered reindeers, like some!

  • Davros

    “ask de Bhaldraithe when I get home”

    The firefox search facilty is brilliant 🙂

    For a second I thought you meant you had Orlagh at home 😉

  • Davros

    On a serious note smcgiff – the food animals I killed and ate had a better life and a less miserable end than most!

  • Mick Fealty

    On Orlock Point you might get a steer from the Place Name Project at Queens. Or this dictionary if you want a more comprehensive guide.

    For obvious reasons it doesn’t feature in this list of County Down townlands, but the site Ulster Place Name Society’s site is certainly worth browsing.

  • maca

    “The firefox search facilty is brilliant :)”

    Great the way you can toggle it with “Ctrl + F” then “Esc” to get rid of it (the internal search that is).

    “At least you’ve not bothered reindeers, like some!”
    Hey, i’ll not apologise for that, we were young and in love.

    Feck, we’ve destroyed so many threads today. There’ll be red cards flying soon.

  • Oilbhéar Chromaill

    test

  • Davros

    Well, I cannot let this one go unmentioned …

    ASBOS on a Dublin Dog !

    Curfew Labrador told to keep quiet

  • Davros

    Fantastic Links Mick!

    Conlig = Hound Stone ? Bet there’s a good story behind that one .

    Drumcree = Ridge of the boundary ? How appropriate !

    Thanks .

  • smcgiff

    ‘On a serious note smcgiff – the food animals I killed and ate had a better life and a less miserable end than most!’

    I wonder if a time will come when Aliens land on our planet and think, Mmm, but they had such miserable lives working away in little offices with only a few message boards to keep them sane. Better off in our 7 bellies. 😉

  • Davros

    Are you old enough to remember the TV series “V” ?
    That’s what happened 🙂
    I suspect that’s where Poor David Icke got the notion about Lizards…

  • Rebecca Black

    “Used to shoot rabbits with said springers at the old lead mines between Newtownards and Conlig.”

    hehe Davros, I used to run up there when I was a kid and leave carrots and celery for the rabbits around the leadmines. I fattened them up for you!!

    Apparently the leadmines are to be taken over by more new houses and a road through the quarry there that will link the North Road in Newtownards to Whiteways. I think its horrific, although the houses will have some amazing views from up there.

  • Davros

    Dear God Rebecca, that’s depressing. Soon NI will just be one Huge Housing estate!

  • maca

    “Soon NI will just be one Huge Housing estate!”

    Lots of space down South if ya care to rejoin us :-)))

  • Rebecca Black

    “Dear God Rebecca, that’s depressing. Soon NI will just be one Huge Housing estate!”

    I know, the leadmines were the playground of my youth, we used to pretend the big mine building was a castle and construct little games accordingly, to me its heartbreaking.

  • Davros

    Maca, last time I was south of the Border I saw lots of equally ghastly “developments” …God I hate that euphemism.

  • maca

    That’s true of course Davros, they’re everywhere.

  • Davros

    17 pages on “Ethnic Nationality” to read and correct after being mangled by Abbyy Fine reader .

    Good Quote to start

    “Tradition is the forgetting of the origins”

    ( Husserl 1970 )

  • maca

    “17 pages on “Ethnic Nationality” to read and correct after being mangled by Abbyy Fine reader”

    Beannacht D