Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair)

(1942 – 2015)

Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): The Rathlin Catechism.
In ZCP 35 (1976), pp. 175–233.
Ed. of Irish sections of The Church Catechism in Irish, printed in belfast by James Blow in 1722: includes Catechism, Tegasg Kreesdee; prayers for the sick, Oornai ar son Yhaoniv Tynn; dialogues, Kolavara; and vocabulary. Orthography based on literary Irish with considerable modifications in direction of English. Published as tool for teaching Rathlin parishioners the English language. Detailed linguistic, including dialect, analysis.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Cha and in the Irish of Ulster.
In Éigse 16/4 (Geimhreadh, 1976), pp. 317–336.
Incl. sections on [1.] Areal distribution of the forms and cha; [2.] Transitional zone; [3.] Emphatic use of cha; [4.] Vowel quantity in cha; [5.] Diferential use of cha and ; [6.] Origin and spread of cha.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Tá sé ina shuí, etc.
In Éigse 17/1 (Samhradh, 1977), pp. 89–103.
ad N. McGonagle, in Éigse 16/3 (1976), pp. 218-220.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Donegal a dhath ar bith.
In Éigse 17/2 (Geimhreadh, 1977–1978), pp. 197–202.
Discusses different responses in LASID for the word ‘anything’ in Ulster dialects and their distribution, e.g. a dhath, aon dath, dadaidh, dadamh, rud ar bith, etc. Outlines how a dhath ar bith may have been introduced into Omeath Irish from North-West Donegal.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Unstressed long vowel shortening in Irish: the evidence from Achill.
In Éigse 17/3 (Samhradh, 1978), pp. 331–358.
Incl. some discussion of ‘Scottish influence’ on Ulster Irish.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Lenition and dependency phonology.
In Éigse 17/4 (Geimhreadh, 1978–1979), pp. 457–494.
[1.] Two-gesture segmental matrix; [2.] Dependency Phonology; [3.] The lenition series in Irish; [4.] Lenition of stops; [5.] Lenition of liquids: /m/ → [ɯ̃]; [6.] Lenition of the liquids: /L N/ → [l n]; [7.] Lenition of the liquids: /R/ → [r]; [8.] Lenition of /s/; [9.] Lenition of /f/; [10.] Lenition in initial clusters; [11.] Summary.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Aspects of cluster modification in Irish.
In Papers in Celtic phonology (1979), pp. 124–133.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): A minor Irish isogloss.
In StC 14–15 (1979–1980), pp. 223–228.
Examines the distribution of the varieties of /rˊ/ after a labial consonant in north Connacht dialects.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Ulster terms for ‘ruminating’.
In Éigse 18/1 (1980), pp. 113–117.
Against G. Stockman and H. Wagner 1965 (BILL 2811).
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Vowel strengthening in Gaelic.
In SGS 13/2 (Summer, 1981), pp. 219–240.
Examines vowel lengthening or diphthongisation before historically long liquids in Scottish Gaelic and Munster Irish.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): A disputed vowel.
In Éigse 18/2 (1981), pp. 277–283.
On the precise phonetic description of historical short o in Ulster Irish. With E. C. Quiggin, DD, and vs. T. F. O’Rahilly 1932 (Best2 527) and E. Evans 1969 (BILL 3869). Cf. A. Hughes, SnaG p. 627.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): The praise of a good smith.
In UF 28 (1982), pp. 4–12.
Edition of a poem dedicated to a blacksmith, beg. As é Emonn mhac Cathail ríabhaigh, from RIA MS F v 5. With English translation and textual notes.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Some anomalous vowels.
In Éigse 19/1 (1982), pp. 137–144.
Studies the phonology of borrowings from Hiberno-English into Irish: (a) Omeath póiríní and meascán; (b) Inishowen [yː] (fraoch, giumhas, síog, síoghaidhe).
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Northern Irish níos/nios/nas.
In Éigse 19/2 (1983), pp. 333–340.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Some influences on Ulster Irish.
In Éigse 20 (1984), pp. 164–170.
Greene (David): Varia: I. 3. Rathlin gasta ‘chaste’.
In Ériu 35 (1984), p. 195.
ad C. Ó Dochartaigh, in ZCP 35 (1976), p. 214.
Ó Dochartaigh (C.) (ref.)
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Caducous schwa in Ulster Irish.
In Éigse 21 (1986), pp. 208–213.
Loss and retention of absolute final /ə/ in Donegal Irish.
Price (Glanville) (ed.), Wells (David A.) (ed.): The year’s work in modern language studies 1985.
YWMLS, 47. Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association, 1986.
pp. 597-600: Irish studies: Modern Irish, by Cathair Ó Dochartaigh.
pp. 601-604: Scottish Gaelic studies, by Derick S. Thomson.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair), Thomson (Derick S.)
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Dialects of Ulster Irish.
Studies in Irish language and literature, 7. Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, 1987. xvi + 324 pp.
Rev. by
Noel McGonagle, in Ainm 3 (1988), pp. 81-83.
Dónall P. Ó Baoill, in Celtica 20 (1988), pp. 192-198.
Nancy Stenson, in Éigse 24 (1990), pp. 167-171.
Price (Glanville) (ed.), Wells (David A.) (ed.): The year’s work in modern language studies 1986.
YWMLS, 48. Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association, 1987.
pp. 623-626: Early Irish, by Ruairí Ó hUiginn;
pp. 627-629: Modern Irish, by Cathair Ó Dochartaigh;
pp. 630-634: Scottish Gaelic studies, by Derick S. Thomson.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair), Ó hUiginn (Ruairí), Thomson (Derick S.)
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Mutation of s-clusters in Gaelic.
In ScotL 7 (Winter, 1988), pp. 22–30.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Computers and Gaelic language data.
In ScotL 11–12 (1992–1993), pp. 174–178.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): The Irish language.
In The Celtic languages (1993), pp. 11–99.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Two loans in Scottish Gaelic.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 305–313.
Discusses the areal distribution of two word pairs consisting of loanword and its native counterpart: 1. nàbaidh and coimhearsnach; 2. cuibheall and roth.
Ó Baoill (Colm) (ed.), Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair) (ed.): Trí rainn agus amhrán: cnuasach filíochta / curtha in eagar ag Colm Baoill & Cathair Ó Dochartaigh.
Béal Féirste: Lagan Press, 1996. 122 pp.
87 examples of this verse-from, composed between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Searchable digital version issued as CD-ROM by Clann Tuirc 2005.

Rev. by
Charlie Dillon, in Léann 2 (2009), pp. 159-160 (CD-ROM).
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Sleeve notes: Irish forms of muinchille.
In Miscellanea Wagner (1997), pp. 213–223.
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair) (ed.): Survey of the Gaelic dialects of Scotland: questionnaire materials collected for the Linguistic Survey of Scotland / edited by Cathair Ó Dochartaigh.
Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1997.
Vol. I: Introductory essays [Eric P. Hamp, ‘Background and European setting’, 3-23; William Gillies, ‘The history of the Survey’, 25-47; Cathair Ó Dochartaigh, ‘The Scottish Gaelic dialect question’, 51-66; id. ‘Survey fieldwork’, 67-79; id. ‘Informants and locations’, 80-102; id. ‘Fair copies and publication’, 103-107; id. ‘Phonetic symbolization’, 108-144]. 1997. xiv + 178 pp.
Vol. II: The phonetic record, items 1–226 (abair-coille).
Vol. III: The phonetic record, items 227–452 (coimheach-gaire).
Vol. IV: The phonetic record, items 453–675 (gairm-òr).
Vol. V: The phonetic record, items 676–895 (pac-ursainn).

Rev. by
A. J. Hughes, in SAM 17/2 (1998), pp. 228-229.
Gillies (William), Hamp (Eric P.), Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair)
Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Irish in Ireland.
In Languages in Britain & Ireland (2000), pp. 6–36.