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it’s a Scottish Gaelic thing. It doesn’t matter that most folks don’t speak the language,all the mountains and burns (streams) have unpronounceable Gaelic names. And the Gaelic speakers say Gaelic with a long A like Garlic,as opposed to Gaelic (Gay Lick) in Ireland
Allt means stream. That’s not to difficult. Coire means a pot or cauldron in Gaelic and is a Corrie and that is ,according to Wikipedia (the font of all wisdom) an amphitheatre-like valley head, formed at the head of a valley glacier by erosion.The name Coire an t-Sneachda translates as Corrie of the Snow,so this is the stream of the Corrie of the Snow An t-Sneachda is pronounced a bit like an t-nechda (no sound for the S)
Pay attention,there will be a test later

(By the way,it’s up there in the Cairngorms of Scotland and that is another story)

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allt coire an t sneachda, cairngorm, speyside, highlands, scotland, stream, corrie of the snow

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  • moyo
    moyoalmost 2 years ago

    and how do they pronounce the ‘ch’ as in sneachda (btw. in German it mean Schnee), so definitely these terms are related.

    lovely take. makes me want to smell the fresh mountain air again.

  • It’s a bit like in loch..not hard like lock but soft like le-chaim (to life)

    – EvilTwin

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Easy for you to say; easy for me to look at.

  • ’twarn’t easy to say.I still have a sore throat

    – EvilTwin

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 1 year ago

    I don’t know about you but I prefer “garlic” to “a gay lick”..I seem to have no problems with gaelic pronunciation, but I did have to roll the tongue on “t-Sneachda”…..probably because I’m a distance relative of the McGregors.

  • I wouldn’t go telling everyone you are a McGregor,in some parts that’s a declaration of war.

    – EvilTwin

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 1 year ago

    Streuth, what if I say I’m Irish? (which is also true)…

  • That’s ok. I am too

    – EvilTwin

  • nastruck
    nastruckover 1 year ago

    WOW awesome work!!!!

  • Thanks Harold.betcha can’t say it though.

    – EvilTwin

  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyabout 1 year ago

    Interesting capture. Usually the water is flat and the mountain mountainous, here it is the contrary…

  • I love it when it does that…

    – EvilTwin

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