Looking for the spelling of two words

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Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby mithridates » 2009-08-06, 13:46

Hi, I just watched the new G.I. Joe movie and there were two Gaelic words there. I've written a post on the words in the movie but have no idea what the proper orthography for the words is.

Here's what they sound like:

shoot/fire - takhin (kh = guttural ch like in loch)
eject - karma or kirma

Recognize those words? I'm not having any luck finding them in any online dictionaries.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby neoni » 2009-08-06, 14:36

the second one is probably cur a-mach, but can you give us an audio clip of them?
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Re: Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby mithridates » 2009-08-06, 14:58

I would love to but there's no audio available yet - I don't even think the movie is out in North America yet (saw it in Korea today). Two people said the first word and both times it sounded like takhin/tachin. I tried looking up the words for fire, shoot, throw, etc. but nothing. Cur a-mach was only said once so I was less sure about that one, but in the meantime I'll assume that to be the spelling.

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Re: Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby neoni » 2009-08-06, 21:45

the front page of the herald has a story about how bad the accents are in the film
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Re: Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby mithridates » 2009-08-07, 2:06

Apparently so - someone just wrote below the post that the first word is Teine, which is pronounced completely differently and sounds like 'chenneh'.

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Re: Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby Quevenois » 2009-08-07, 12:26

Ok.
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Re: Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby neoni » 2009-08-07, 12:58

he meant that it was pronounced completely differently to how it was in the film, not from how it is spelt
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Re: Looking for the spelling of two words

Postby mithridates » 2009-08-07, 15:15

neoni wrote:he meant that it was pronounced completely differently to how it was in the film, not from how it is spelt


True, but Quevenois' point is well taken. I should have said pronounced completely differently from what an English speaker would expect.

I've yet to find a positive review of the movie in a Scottish paper. Still looking.. :para:


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