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Best sounding Munro Name
by Borderhugh » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:37 am
by garyoppolis » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:28 am
I'm not sure if knowing the meaning influences that or not though.
by PeteR » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:43 am
Liathach is the best sounding for me.......plenty memories of driving by it with the Old Man when I was a kid and I've always felt it had a name that truly reflected its character and slightly scary appearance.
But then a gain Slioch is a name that will forever make me smile. Another Old Man memory, with his exagerated Sliocccchhhhh
by AlisonFox66 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:51 am
Often hear it pronounced with a Y in it
by rockhopper » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:52 pm
Alternatively perhaps Eididh nan Clach Geala or Sgurr a'Mhaoraich - cheers
by jupe1407 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:54 pm
Borderhugh wrote:I was fortunate to get a splendid weather day on the Ring of Steall on saturday and was able to take in the magnificent Sgurr a'Mhaim. For me this is the best sounding munro name. I would be interested to learn what others people's favourites are.
Good call. For me it's between Sgurr a'Mhaim and An Riabhachan
by Guinessman » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:47 pm
by Mal Grey » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:14 pm
Lurg Mhor sounds sinister. Stuc a'Chroin is quite good.
I also like the Cuillin names, modern names in the old language if you like, well those named by the Victorian pioneers (after each other!) etc. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich is a favourite.
Am Basteir's sort of cool sounding too, and again the translation's better still (The Executioner).
Of course, Inaccessible Pinnacle is a great name for a summit, but I bet it would sound even better in Gaelic (can't find a translation website which will do it though. Any speakers who'd have a bash?)
by Cairngormwanderer » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:27 pm
But seriously? Think I'd go with An Sgarsoch, or Braeriach.
by Alteknacker » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:11 pm
by kaye.cantlay » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:22 pm
by CharlesT » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:41 pm
by basscadet » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:32 am
kaye.cantlay wrote:Siena Bhraigh for me
Oi! spell it right - Seana
I'm named after it, so thanks for the compliment though
My favourite is Bidean Druim nam Ramh - sounds like an Egyptian god or something (I know it isn't a munro btw, but it is the only hill name that has really spoken to me somehow)
Edit - I suppose I should mention Sgurr nan Gillean and Sgurr Fionnadh (not the Fiona that has been horribly changed on modern maps) that my wonderful sisters are named after - must be beautiful names for such beautiful people
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