My leabhar lion
A recent post by my pal, dovegreyreader, elicited the following comment from her daughter in Glasgow, who has coined a word for “blog” in Gaelic:
To be honest, Gaelic is not a language which lends itself to new-fangled, technologically-useful words. But here goes.
Blog: Leabhar-latha eadar-lion (lit. trans. 'internet diary'). Phonetically: 'law-er laa ed-er leen'. Cumbersome in the extreme.
Thinking about it, I am going to create my own word. Combining the two words gives 'leabhar lion' ('law-er leen' trans. 'net book') That's better. I like it. ….
That’s it. “Blog” is history. From now on I post to my leabhar lion.