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Gaa/Sun-Gaa

/gɑː/

Authors

Aaron McCarthy

Languages

Norn

Location

Orkney

See Also

Nature
A patch of rainbow-coloured sky.

Further Reading

The Orkney Norn by Hugh Marwick [book, 1929]

Text

A mock-sun, parhelion; a patch of rainbow-coloured sky, the isolated stump of a rainbow. Regarded as a herald of bad weather.

Media

Wideford Hill, April 2023, Image: Aaron McCarthy

Birsay, Camera, rock, April 2023, Image: Aaron McCarthy

Norn selections, from 'The Orkney Norn' by Hugh Marwick, Image: Aaron McCarthy

, Image: Aaron McCarthy

Camera looking up, February 2023, Image: Aaron McCarthy

Birsay, April 2023, Image: Aaron McCarthy

Rock channel, Image: Aaron McCarthy

Holborn Head, Video: Aaron McCarthy

'The Orkney Norn' by Hugh Marwick, 1929, The Orkney Room, Image: Aaron McCarthy

Questions & Provocations

Is language within architecture destructive or constructive?
Aaron McCarthy
Does language within architecture work in the future tense as much as in the present tense?
Carl C.Z. Jonsson