Ùrachadh mu Dheireadh 15/08/2017
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Snàgairean an Sgrìobhaidhean Mhàrtainn MhicGilleMhàrtainn
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_ANDREWCURRIE_06
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Andrew Currie
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1812
KEYWORDS
luibh-eòlas
ainmh-eòlas
cunntasan-turais
clàraidhean-àitean
nathairean
Na h-Eileanan Siar
claistinneach

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Tha 'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland' (1703) agus 'A Voyage to St Kilda' (1698) aig Màrtainn MacGilleMhàrtainn, am measg cuid dhe na ciad leabhraichean a thug aithris air beatha, cultar agus creideamh muinntir Innse Gall. San earrainn èisteachd seo, cluinnear fear-eòlais nàdair air an Eilean Sgitheanach - Anndra Currie - agus e ag aithneachadh tòrr dhe na diofar seòrsa shnàgairean a chaidh ainmeachadh an sgrìobhaidhean MhicGilleMhàrtainn.

The account of reptiles and amphibians is patchy, except for Skye, which Martin knew best. Adders are reported from Harris, Eriskay, Jura, Mull and Skye. For Skye he speaks of 'vipers, frogs, toads, and asps'. The asp is simply a small, poisonous snake. Martin, however, recognizes three kinds on Skye, 'Serpents abound in several parts of this isle; there are three kinds of them, the first black and white spotted, which is the most poisonous'. Later, 'The yellow serpent with brown spots, is not so poisonous, nor so long as the black and white one'. Adders do vary in colour and Martin does not mention the zig-zag black line along the back. The female tends to be larger than the male but is also brownish with a zig-zag brown line. I think Martin is describing male and female differences, not different species. His final one - the brown serpent - is 'of all three the least poisonous and smallest and shortest in size'. I take this to be the slow worm, not really a snake at all but a legless lizard

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
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Snàgairean an Sgrìobhaidhean Mhàrtainn MhicGilleMhàrtainn

1980an; 1990an

luibh-eòlas; ainmh-eòlas; cunntasan-turais; clàraidhean-àitean; nathairean; Na h-Eileanan Siar; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Martin Martin

Tha 'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland' (1703) agus 'A Voyage to St Kilda' (1698) aig Màrtainn MacGilleMhàrtainn, am measg cuid dhe na ciad leabhraichean a thug aithris air beatha, cultar agus creideamh muinntir Innse Gall. San earrainn èisteachd seo, cluinnear fear-eòlais nàdair air an Eilean Sgitheanach - Anndra Currie - agus e ag aithneachadh tòrr dhe na diofar seòrsa shnàgairean a chaidh ainmeachadh an sgrìobhaidhean MhicGilleMhàrtainn.<br /> <br /> The account of reptiles and amphibians is patchy, except for Skye, which Martin knew best. Adders are reported from Harris, Eriskay, Jura, Mull and Skye. For Skye he speaks of 'vipers, frogs, toads, and asps'. The asp is simply a small, poisonous snake. Martin, however, recognizes three kinds on Skye, 'Serpents abound in several parts of this isle; there are three kinds of them, the first black and white spotted, which is the most poisonous'. Later, 'The yellow serpent with brown spots, is not so poisonous, nor so long as the black and white one'. Adders do vary in colour and Martin does not mention the zig-zag black line along the back. The female tends to be larger than the male but is also brownish with a zig-zag brown line. I think Martin is describing male and female differences, not different species. His final one - the brown serpent - is 'of all three the least poisonous and smallest and shortest in size'. I take this to be the slow worm, not really a snake at all but a legless lizard