Hello all, hoping there are some of you who can help me....I have been looking into the words whiskey/whisky, and have found they originate from the Gaelic word usquebaug, shortened from uisge-beatha, meaning "water of life". Im hoping some of you may be familiar with where to find more info on the web, or can help me yourself...with pronunciation tips, and verification. I dont know if it is Scottish or Irish Gaelic....Thanks, everyone...
Cache I have been told by an elderly Scottish Gentleman that the pronunciation would be like saying whiskey but with an uh sound will try to spell it phoneticly
uhz-ga-be-bay-tha I think.
"Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thaining thu" Remember the men from whom you are descended.
I am Wolf. It is my cry you hear in the night, My eyes that gaze at you from the shadows. It is my heart that beats in your Soul, My strength that makes you whole. I am Wolf. I am in you. You are in Me. We Are Wolf.
aye folks all right hehe just on pronounciation - oh dear there is no real english equivalent for the ui sound lol - its a bit like the german ue together with an ee sound , tis a straight translation from latin aqua vitae = the water of life Slaintè hehe
Scottish in Heart :-))
In the darkest heart the pride of man will walk allone
's ged tha mi fada bhuat cha dhealaich sinn a chaoidh
Glenfiddich 12, 15, but most importantly....... 30yr...
Glenlivet 12 too.
But not Grants, unless you have to, and under no circumstances should you drink Jonny Walker Black Label.
"I am a Canadian by birth, but I am a Highlander by blood and feel under an obligation to do all I can for the sake of the Highlanders and their literature.... I have never yet spoken a word of English to any of my children. They can speak as much English as they like to others, but when they talk to me they have to talk in Gaelic."
-Alexander Maclean Sinclair of Goshen (protector of Gaelic Culture)
I THINK I tried it a few years back, and remember it as being a mild Scotch with a slightly peaty taste that finished well. However, this was after a long evening of tasting, and my memory of the occasion is not very distinct.
Just my tuppence.
Just my tuppence.
Never drink to excess; you might shoot at a tax collector and miss. - Robert A. Heinlein
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.
If a person doesn't believe in something, he'll soon believe in anything. - G. K. Chesterton
He always seems to be able to schedule a visit to a distillery into any trip we take to the Isles or the Highlands! I wonder how he manages THAT?
The same way I am always able to work in at least one history/archaeology museum trip per day of any vacation, much to my wife's chagrin... and boredom! It is usually attributable to a single minded devotion to a given area of expertise.