[Fsfe-ie] Cumann Scóp-Ríomhoideas na hEireann?
david at oldr.net
Sun Nov 2 02:29:43 CET 2003
Just a suggestion, I don't know if anyone has thought of an Irish name
My Irish kinda sucks by now, so that might need significant correction and
should be run by a decent Irish scholar, as it is perhaps contraversial as
Why "Scóp-" and not "Saor-" ?
AFAIK Irish "Scóp" most closely translates as
ISTR someone telling me it was probably the origin of one sense of the English
word "scope", as opposed to a later import from the English, though again
you'd have to ask a language expert.
I'm pretty sure that the word "Saor" has by now become as Libre/Gratis
confused as "Free" in English - though AFAIK it does / did once mean Libre as
opposed to "Aisce" (Gratis).
"Scóp" thus seems pretty apt, and perhaps even more closely aligned to what
the FSF mean by "Free" than either Libre or Gratis.
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