- --- In Julian-Mayemail@example.com, <mikejmcloughlin@...> wrote:
>depending on whether you are Irish or Scottish
> I believe it is connected to the Gaelic "Slainte" - pronounced "Slonch" or "Slanch"
> ----- Original Message -----I agree with MikeJ on this one. Certainly there has been many a time that I've raised a pint
> From: Michael
> To: Julian-Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org
> Does anyone know the linguistic roots of the words "slitsal"
> and "slonshal"? I can deduce from the context of the word that it is a
> salutation, but I'm curious about its origins.
with Irish friends to the toast of Slainte - which when pronounced with an Irish accent is
very very close to "Slonshal". As far as I recall it means "to your health".
As to Slitsal - perhaps this is JM's own variant for the Firvulag - much as the goddess Tana
(Dana in the original Irish invasion sagas) become Te or Teah for the Firvulag and Howlers
Anyway ... about to be whisked away to a swelterring non-internet holiday land for a few
weeks. A big Slonshal to all for the coming holidays. Hmm, is Xmas shopping our own
version of the Grand Combat?
Te on Toast! ;-)