Sword of Nuada (p 55)

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This is adapted from a poem found in _Carmina Gadelica_.

The language here is modern Scottish Gaelic, or Gàidhlig. I highly recommend slighe.com if you are interested in learning more of this language.

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Claidheamh gheur, ghlan,
Gun smal, gun smur,
Gun sal, gun sur,
Gun mhur, gun mheirg.

A sword keen, true
Without stain, without dust,
Without smear, without flaw,
Without grime, without rust.

approximate pronunciation:
KLAH-iv ghair, ghlahn,
guhn small, guhn smur,
guhn sahl, guhn sir,
guhn ver, guhn VAYR-ig

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from _A Circle of Stones_ audio, released December 7, 2012

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From haunting Celtic lullabies, through laments of intense grief and pain, to songs of healing and hope, Caera’s music always contains an authenticity that can be hard to find in today’s music, or even in today’s world in general. Powerful soprano vocals blend with the bell-like tones of her brass-strung Gaelic harp to create music that carries people through life, dreaming or fully awake. ... more

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