Outlander

Revised and Improved – So what is your ‘Official Outlander name’ in Gàidhlig?

Note that I have reworked this list and added additional names. First, the list is now alphabetized by English name which I hope will make it much easier to use. I have also come across a list of name translations from a book circa the early 1900’s thanks to KristenK! These names have been added to the list but I don’t have pronunciations for them.

Welcome to the Clan!

Àdhamh Ó Broin (@an_comhghallach), Gàidhlig ambassador extraordinaire and tutor to the Outlander cast and crew, invites you to find your name below and then use your imagination to hear him (or Sam if you prefer) saying the following in his best ‘How to Speak Outlander’ voice:

 “Say it with me,  __insert your Gàidhlig name here__ . You now have your own official OUTLANDER name! Latha math leibh!”

If there is no pronunciation guide given, then it is pronounced the same as English or I don’t have a pronunciation for the name yet. Also, keep in mind that because some of our more modern names don’t truly exist in Gàidhlig, what is given here is an approximation using the equivalent Gàidhlig spelling for the English sounds.

Abigail –  Abagail /AHbagle/ ‘gle’ like in waggle

Adam – Àdhamh /AHgiv/

Adeline – Àdailin /AHdaleen/

Adriana – Driàna /DreeAHna/

Agnes – Una

Alana – Alàna / /

Albert – Ailbert

Alice – Ailis

Alexander – Alasdair

Alison – Àlasan / ALison

Allan – Ailean

Amber – Òmarag /AWmarak/

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Outlander Season 1A Episodes 101-108 Gàidhlig Roundup

With Outlander launching on Amazon UK Prime Instant Video this week, I thought it might be a good time to have a post that consolidates the links to all of the episode posts I did deciphering a bit of the Gaelic from each episode.

Episode 101 – Sassenach – http://wp.me/p4jvVh-li

Episode 101 – Sassenach Follow-up – http://greatscotblog.com/2014/08/11/outlander-episode-101-more-gaidhlig-bits/

Episode 102 – Castle Leoch http://wp.me/p4jvVh-ms

Episode 103 – The Way Out http://wp.me/p4jvVh-mI

Episode 104 – The Gathering http://wp.me/p4jvVh-n8

Episode 105 – Rent http://wp.me/p4jvVh-nA

Episode 106 – The Garrison Commander http://wp.me/p4jvVh-nW

Episode 107 – The Wedding http://wp.me/p4jvVh-o8

I hope this helps those new to the series!  And for those who have been following all along, don’t worry! I’ll be continuing my attempts at translation into the second half of the season as well!

Everyone loves their name on a marquee, right?

Àdhamh’s American Adventures: Seattle and Sacramento

For those who may not have heard, Outlander’s own Gaelic expert has arrived on our American shores. And judging from the pictures coming out of his first two stops in Seattle and Sacramento, much fun is being had by all involved.

First up: Seattle

While in Seattle, Àdhamh had the opportunity for a wee tour about the city’s famous sites before settling into the main event. Thanks to Wendy Nay and Kay’ee Pipkin for the great photos!

Next up was the handoff to NorCal and Àdhamh had his very own welcoming party at the airport!

The man himself has safely arrived. Ready for tomorrow's event! #Gaelic #Scotland

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Making his way through the airport, guitar in hand. #Outlander #Gaelic

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Next up was a visit to Good Day Sacramento for a bit of a chat with the hosts and maybe teach them a wee bit of the Gaelic.

Made it to the studio. A wee pic before being miked. #GoodDay #Sacramento #Gaelic #Outlander

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Àdhamh and Cody discussing tonight's event #Sacramento #Good Day

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And then the host tried to teach Àdhamh some southern slang. Guess he didn’t know how in love with Southern culture Àdhamh already is!

Àdhamh discussing US Southern phrases from #GoodDay #Sacramento host, Cody Stark #Outlander #OutlanderSeries #Gaelic

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Be sure to watch the full video of the segment here:

Good Day Sacramento Part 1

Good Day Sacramento Part 2

Can’t wait to see what adventures Àdhamh gets up to next! After Sacramento, Àdhamh will be visiting Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Colorado Springs.  For those interested in attending an event in those cities, you can find information here:

Àdhamh Tour Info

For those not able to make it to these tour stops, don’t lose heart! Àdhamh has plans to visit other areas in the USA in the future!

P.S. That second segment of the Good Day Sacramento piece reminds me that I haven’t done the blog post on Southern colloquialisms I promised. I will get that done soon!

Hollywood...this is Hollywood!

Never Reckoned on this: Spoiler free reflections on Paleyfest

I really feel that I should start this blog post with a few abject apologies. I know I haven’t really posted anything since my return from Scotland. I blame that completely on the effects of #Droughtlander. You know, this funny thing happened over the last few months. I remembered that I had a life before all things Outlander consumed me for the past year. It was nice to have a chance to reconnect and do some things that had fallen by the wayside.

However, now that the end of #Droughtlander is in sight, I’m ready to get back to it. I’ve truly missed writing these posts and I definitely need to get back in the groove before May. Oh, did I not mention that I’m going back to Scotland in May for the OutlanderUK Gathering and more? Don’t worry, it will be fully covered! Not only will I blog it here on GreatScot, but I’ll also be meeting up and spending a week with the lovely ladies from The Outlander Podcast. No telling what hi-jinx we’ll get up to, but I fully expect it to be covered in two mediums!

Up, up and away

Many of you know by now that I usually start these posts covering a trip with a shoe pic (it’s become something of a tradition because of the pics that Terry Dresbach usually tweets at the start of her trips). However, I’m starting my coverage this time with the airport. Sitting around in the airport in Atlanta is not usually that much fun, but I have come to realize that it pays to keep your eyes open around any flight from ATL to LAX. Atlanta has become a very popular location for the TV/Movie industry with the likes of The Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries filming in the area. Knowing this, I kept my eyes open for any celebrities returning to LA and, sure enough, I was not disappointed. As I entered the jet bridge, I realized that actor John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun, Shrek) was only a couple of people ahead of me. Even after boarding the plane and taking my seat (I was lucky enough to be upgraded to business class), I saw several other people who looked familiar but no one to whom I could definitively put a name.

Eventually (the plane was delayed a bit by an equipment change), I took my shoe pic and then we were up in the air and on our way to the land of movie stars. I don’t usually comment on the flight itself, but I’ll make an exception in this case as it was one of the more bumpy flights I’ve ever been on. We had over an hour of pretty constant turbulence. On our arrival into LA, the bright lights were pretty spectacular. I know the picture I took from the plane is a bit blurry, but I think you get the general idea.

Upon arriving, I was lucky enough to have Candida pick me up at the airport and whisk me off to her house. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again (and probably again and again…), the best thing about Outlander is all the truly special people I have met and the lasting friendships that have been forged. It’s wonderful to have such a great home base for this trip and to get to spend more time with Candida. :-)

The Big Day

After waking up early (thanks to a body still on Eastern Daylight Time), and accomplishing a few work related conference calls, it was time to get ready for the big event.  Thanks to the President being in town to film an appearance for the Jimmy Kimmel show (I’m pretty sure the President is following me as he was in Atlanta two days earlier), we decided we needed to head over to Hollywood well in advance of the 7pm start time for the Outlander Paleyfest panel.

This would probably be a good time to explain Paleyfest for those who may not be familiar. Paleyfest is an annual fundraiser for the Paley Center for Media. William S. Paley was the founder of CBS (a broadcast network in the US) and also founder of the Paley Center for Media. Paleyfest is composed of panel events for selected television shows and it is an honor that Outlander was selected to be included in the event! Continue reading

Episode 68: An interview with ‘Outlander’s’ bard, Gillebride MacMillan

MandyT:

Don’t miss this treat of an interview with Outlander’s Bard Gillebride MacMillan. He was one of the nicest people I had the opportunity to meet while I was in Scotland. He talks about growing up in Uist with Gaelic as his first language, his music and much more. Hmm. I wonder if I could afford to hire him as my Gàidhlig tutor. ;-)

Originally posted on The Outlander Podcast™:

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and share our interview with Outlander‘s own Gwyllyn the Bard, Gillebride MacMillan.

Find out more about Gillbride at his website, http://www.gillebride.com/.

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Monday morning treat – A wee Gàidhlig lesson with Àdhamh

Here’s a great treat to help get us through #Droughtlander, a wee interview and Gàidhlig lesson with Àdhamh. Here’s to hoping the UK really does get Outlander in 2015!

Outlander’s Gaelic coach Àdhamh Ó Broin gives us a crash course in the beautiful language

I couldn’t help but notice that the interview was conducted on the campus of the University of Glasgow in the quad and cloister. This should look a bit familiar to Harry Potter fans. (Think Dumbledore’s death.)