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    Any scots gaelic speakers on here?

    As the title suggests, if anyone using this board is fluent in Scottish Gaelic could you please drop me a pm for a very quick query.

    Thank you


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    Not bad on orthography, but not fluent in speech.

    Your query ...... 'tracking dog'...... lorgaire (noun) is a tracker, or spy ..... lorgaich (verb) is to trace or track ..... lorg (noun) is a track/trace/footstep, etc.

    Using the genitive case of the last noun & inflected, a canine word would be cu-luirge which is 'dog of the track'..... such as a bloodhound.
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    So did the term 'Cur' for a dog come from garlic then or was it latin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    So did the term 'Cur' for a dog come from garlic then or was it latin?
    Well, according to Wikipaedia (so it must be right ) it's from Old Norse or Old German:

    From Middle English curre (compare Middle Dutch corre (“house dog”)), shortened from Middle English curdogge or kurdogge, a compound whose second element is clearly dogge (“dog”). The first element is probably from Old Norse kurra (“to growl, grumble”) and related to Middle Low German korren (“to growl”).
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