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    Made In Scotland in Gaelic?

    In noticed the back of this buckle appears to be stamped

    AIR AD ' EHANABH AN ALBA

    I recall deanamh meaning "make" or "do".

    Is AD ' EHANABH a garbled a'dheanamh or something?

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    I think you are right. I'm not a native speaker, and I'm not current in changes, but I would have also put "anns na h-Alba" or maybe "anns Alba".
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    In noticed the back of this buckle appears to be stamped

    AIR AD ' EHANABH AN ALBA

    I recall deanamh meaning "make" or "do".

    Is AD ' EHANABH a garbled a'dheanamh or something?

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    Deafinitely garbled Gaelic. I think it's a poor attempt at Air a' dčanamh ann Alba.

    Dčan means to do or to make. A dhčanamh meaning doing or making.

    As dčan is an irregular verb, the past tense rinn could also be used and in fact would have be simpler rinn ann Alba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Deafinitely garbled Gaelic. I think it's a poor attempt at Air a' dčanamh ann Alba.

    Dčan means to do or to make. A dhčanamh meaning doing or making.

    As dčan is an irregular verb, the past tense rinn could also be used and in fact would have be simpler rinn ann Alba.
    Yes thanks rinn would be the word I would think.

    Of course it's unidiomatic English to stamp something "Making In Scotland"

    I don't know why people don't do their homework before using Gaelic on things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I don't know why people don't do their homework before using Gaelic on things.
    ...or English either, even in an English-speaking context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    ...or English either, even in an English-speaking context.
    Fr. B, some people had a hard time doing their English homework the first time around, so why would they bother learning to write properly after they've graduated high school? (Or at least been turned loose on the world as an 'adult'.)

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