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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2012 4:58 pm 
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Hi all,

Can anyone suggest a word used to mean someone who talks too much (and likely is not speaking truth). The people in the mountains here in PA use "blatherskite," which I'm told is "Irish" but I was under the impression it was more Scottish in origin. Anyway, I'm looking for a word with that type of meaning that would be used in Connemara.

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Christy


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2012 6:06 pm 
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I think cabaire "talkative person, natterer, babbler" would fit the bill.

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My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2012 6:50 pm 
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Blatherskite is an old Hiberno-Irish term for a talker and I doubt it's much-used today. It's not Gaeilge at any rate. Cabaire is good for what you want


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It wouldn't have anything to do with - bóiscéalaí bomannach or bladhmaire bóiscéalach ?


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2012 11:17 pm 
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I'd say the latter one because the pronunciation is very close to the English although both mean boastful boaster


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul 2012 2:31 pm 
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Thanks all, cabaire it is then!

Christy


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