Thursday, 8 June 2006

Place names I like (1)

From the Isle of Harris, across the Sound from us. The names of places that I like. It's a smorgasbord of Gaelic, Norse derivative and English, and some are onomatopoeic. You can see (and hear) why language scholars get very excited about the Outer Hebrides.

  • Drinisiader 

  • Geocrab (no, really, there is a place called that)

  • Horgabost 

  • Huisinis

  • Leac a' Li

  • Losgaintir / Luskentyre

  • Plocrapol

  • Roghadal / Rodel

  • Scadabhagh

  • Scalpaigh / Scalpay

  • Sgarasta / Scarista

  • Seilibost

  • Taransay

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