Scottish Voice Show #589

July 23, 2011

To hear todays show and shows dating back to December 2011 go to Scottish Voice archive: http://scottishvoicepodcasts.blogspot.com/
Producer/Host: Janet Stubbert                                         
Technical Producer, Co-Host: Mark Korman
Gaelic Teacher: Suzanne Beaton

Poem by Ron Gillis: Mabou Hall

Music

1          North Sea Gas/ Glencoe Massacre/ The Massacre of Glencoe 

2          Howie MacDonald/the dance last night/square set first fig. jigs

3          Donnie Munro/ An Taras: The Journey /Mo Cruinneag Bhoidheach      

4          Dave Gunning/ Caught Between Shadows/ House by the Stream

5          Scott MacMillan/ Failte Airs and Waltzes/ Sir Lulu

6          The McCalmans/ The Greentrax Years / Rolling Hills of the Borders     
7          Iain Mackay/ Gaelic Scotland/ M’Eudail Air Do Shùilean Donna/Làrach Do Thacaidean

8          Howie MacDonald/the dance last night/ a Winston remake 3rd fig. reels

9         Scott MacLMillan, Lisa MacIsaac/The Minnie Sessions V 2/The Mabou Ridge Medley

10       Howie MacDonald/the dance last night/ a Winston remake 3rd fig. reelsJerry & Joey Jigs   

Gaelic Lesson with Suzanne Beaton:
English: “God help us!”                    
Gaelic:                    A’ Dhia, cuideach sinn”
Sounds like:          uh YEE-ah, COULD-yach shin!

( a’ = the vocative form (as in when I say “Hallo, a’ Sheonaid” to Janet. “Dia” is God, and when you summon God by name “a’ Dhia” is the way to do so.

The  “h” is the result of lenition, which I think we’ve talked about briefly before (?) Lenition is always used to denote the vocative form, and also signifies a change in the sound of the word.

So Dia (GEE-ah) becomes Dhia (YEE-ah) uh YEE-ah, COULD-yach shin!

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