Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HAR MOOIR AND HAR - ABC


Pretty in any language.


This week ABC Is brought to you by the lettter H



Har Mooir and Har what are they? Not H for higher ground as I'm out and about above the town, but it's not that. Behind me to the right would be(click) North Barrule Mountain. To the left would be Ramsey. I'm stuck in the middle with you. What you can see down by the sea is Maughold Head( pronounced Mak old remember.) That's the promontory you could see through the pier last skywatch.Still doesn't answer the question though. They are of course Manx words and here's today's collection of h's with a island language twist.


har mooir - oversea
Looking out far and away oversea we would gaze upon Merry Old England, but remember we don't call it England here. Oh no. That is far to easy and logical. Note from a small island we are the mainland here so we refer to England as....

har - across
Simply that as across is the name of England here. Don't ask me I don't make the rules.


So we are on the higher ground looking oversea towards England/Across. Har mooir and har. Hands up all those who thought I was speaking Klingon? You want to try saying them never mind reading them. Well could be (click) Manannan's Cloak-. If that is not a Star Trek Cloaking Devise I don't know what is! I often wonder whether Klingons are based on Vikings descendants of the Manxmen too. You did see my biker photo didn't you?


Enough now I want to get a doughnut and a coffee. Mrs Nesbitt is a visitor to the island no less, is the lady with the letters to see to ABC, which really is easy as taking candy from a baby or 123 whichever floats your boat.



babooshka ramsey daily photo http://dailyphotoisleofman.blogspot.com/

65 comments:

mononeil said...

It's funny how we use word and language.
Over here people say that they are driving up to Dublin, but physically they are driving south ie down.
Have a big jam doughnut.
Regards Neil

laxeylass said...

Now I live in England I still call it across and the Isle of Man "The Mainlnd" it just always will be. I miss the blues and greens of the sea.

gone to the dogs said...

This was great. and living on an island ( Newfoundland, Canada) I know that you are more likely to preserve your Language. We have unique words (like streel...meaning a dirty unkempt person) and unique meanings(Stunned means you are not very bright...so you never admit to being stunned...or worse yet stunned as a nit) Language is so fun. Sorry for such a long comment.

Babooshka said...

Long comments fine. I got to learn something you.

sixstars said...

Well ill be a stunned mullet. The island looks like an idylic spot.
Beautiful view across the sea.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. Absolutely stunning! You are so right, pretty in any language!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful countryside. Man I could set for hours just staring out over the ocean. Beautiful shot. =)

ramblingwoods.com said...

What an interesting post and then reading your comments is another education. My relatives who were from Scotland had some interesting words that I wish I had written down..

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Blue water, green grass...wonderful.

The Manx language must be beautiful to listen too. Has a resemblance to Klingon, eh?

Tash said...

My gosh - that is absolutely stunning scenery. I love the fields and the buildings that are peaking thru the wood. And the water color is wonderfully blue.

nessabates said...

Another beautiful photo! I just love coming to your page :)

uncleawang said...

The beauty scenery of country side,I love it.Thanks for sharing.

Mo said...

That blue sky is amazing. Not sure they've seen one where I am at present, for many years.

Sylvia K said...

You write the most delightfully funny posts EVER! Your photos are gorgeous and I really love this one! In other words, it is always such a delight to come to your blog every day -- which I do! Thanks for all you share! Including the language lesson.

roentarre said...

I love coast and the blue sea has tremendous effect on me in deed.

The fact that blue is always a pleasant colour to spease any sorts of emotional upheavals.

I like this coastal image and it is time for me to visit coast again

roentarre said...

I love coast and the blue sea has tremendous effect on me in deed.

The fact that blue is always a pleasant colour to spease any sorts of emotional upheavals.

I like this coastal image and it is time for me to visit coast again

Jin said...

Always a right laff.

Boise Diva said...

What a colorful world you spied.

Baruch said...

An amazing photo - the blue of the ocean is incredibly beautiful

Lisa Wilson said...

What an amazing shade of blue!

Jim said...

Looks like a great place for a picnic lunch and look at har.

Mojo said...

Beautiful in any language is bang-on. It's not often you see colors so vivid in the wild anymore. Magnificent shot!

Clueless in boston said...

Very pretty scenic; it almost looks like a painting.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful - what fun to read this post!

Greensboro Daily said...

Love the language lessons. And the picture makes me travel har mooir!

magiceye said...

gorgeous image!

photowannabe said...

Really interesting H's. I love the lush view and all the explainations too.

Karyn said...

Truly, a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing this photo....and the interesting language/cultural lesson.

Aileni said...

Your picture reminds of how the Island affected me when visiting - it is so like my own Gower but as if Gower had been liberated to float away from Har.

Granny Smith said...

And your photo is not just pretty but beautiful in any language. And thank for the comparative language lesson.

angela said...

Words and how they are used is always a fascinating topic..And your photo is a delight. The landscape looks untouched by human hand

Deslilas said...

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHow
heavenly, harmonious, handsome heritage !
http://troyes-en-champagne.blogspot.com

Small City Scenes said...

To 'H' with everything it is just a pretty shot. MB

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Breathtaking!
It certainly is beautiful Baboshka!

Great choice!

Tyra

THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

Grace and Bradley said...

Really nice photos and writing. However, in Taiwan, we still called China "Mainland". May be we should learn to change and call them "oversea" and us "mainland"!!

Ramblings From Spain said...

I could just park myself there right now on the grass, with a picnic, and be happy all day!

Beautiful shot x

Rinkly Rimes said...

I was intrigued by phrases such as 'Come-Over' ad 'Stop-Over' when I was on your island. Also the mainland was referred to as 'the other island'. There's obviously a strong sense of national pride!

Bibi said...

I too enjoy your language info. This across/up/down business is universal. My mother always says she's going down to Seattle, whereas from where she lives it's up, or north.

Whether it's across or over, your photo is lovely through and through.

RuneE said...

I see I have missed something here! A great view. I have been at the other side looking fior Isle of Man, but it was a bit hazy, so we didn't see anything.

Those Manx words you often cite reminds me of the languages that Tolkien invented. That may not be strange, since much of it was based on Celtic and Norse (and Finnish). Keep it up!

PS Thank you for the pleasant comment!

naturglede said...

Love it all. Thank you for showing it.Have a fun abc:)

Brian Miller said...

beautiful pic, and thanks for the language lesson as well! klingon...lol.

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful shot! and an interesting post about language !

Callum said...

Maybe Klingon and Manx are the same?

onangelwings said...

Stunning countryside. I don't see anything like that over by me.

Snapper said...

Beautiful indeed. Cheers!

Saretta said...

This kind of reminds me of when I went to Sardinia. A waiter was rattling off the menu choices for me too quickly and I asked him to slow down because I was a foreigner. He said, "what? an Italian?"

Virginia said...

Pretty???HAAAA It's brought to you by the letter "G" for GORGEOUS> The color is spectacular B. Bravo!!
V

Dragonstar said...

I like reading your Manx words. There is so much similarity to Welsh (more to Irish, of course!) but the differences make all the - er - difference!

Dusty Lens said...

Lovely bright springtime colors. I have enjoyed learning this phraseology, language is interesting throughout the world.

Jay said...

Gosh, are you another Star Trek fan? I've been having fun with that just lately - even on my blog. LOL!

So we're 'har', are we? Not even the courtesy of a capital letter! How funny!

I guess you can't see us for Manannan's cloak a lot of the time, so people would just have said 'over there' when asked where England was! LOL!

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful scenery! May hand was up ;). I love your post. Best wishes.

kml said...

The color of the water is most gorgeous!

Marc said...

You live on a beautiful island and it's great to view it through your excellent pictures!

Frankie / Nick said...

Stunningly beautiful, no other words for it.

B Squared said...

Beautiful setting!

tr3nta said...

SPECTACULAR view... WOW...

Peter said...

So, also looking northwards from Calai, we could refer to "har"! :-)

Carolina said...

What a great view. But now I can't get that song out of my head! Still, better to be stuck in the middle with us than between a rock and hard place, non?
I'd love to live in such a mythical place where shapeshifters are part of the culture ;-)

Rambling Round said...

That's the bluest blue sea I've ever seen!

lisasarsfield said...

Agreed, this is pretty in any language!

Celeste said...

That is one confusing post! Glad I don't have to speak Manx :) Not quite sure how I feel about my home country being known as 'Across!' - pretty funny.

Nave said...

Breathtaking .. that is you cant define where the heaven starts and the earth ends .. beautiful shot !!!

Kala said...

the coastline looks fabulous! =)

Neva said...

I love this shot....your island is really very pretty.

Corey Templeton said...

great shot!

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