Gaelic for Sailors - Sea & Vessels

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Sea

Cuan (koo-an) – ocean
Muir (difficult one – try moor and mooth at the same time or ask a friend!) sea
Loch (loCH) – lake or sea loch
Traigh (try) – beach
Cladach (clattaCH) – stony foreshore
Cidhe (kee) – quay
Acarsaid (akarsidj) – harbour, anchorage
Linne (leenye) – strait
Corran (korran) – narrows
Sruth (stroo) – tide
Aiseag (ash-ak) – ferry

Vessels

Bata (ba-h-ta) – boat
Geotha (gyaw-u) – yawl
Long (lawnk) – ship
Eathar (eh-ar) – small boat, skiff
Seol (shawl) – sail
Seoladh (shawlag) – sailing
Bata-aiseag (ba-h-t ashak) – ferry

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