Talk:Alasdair Mór

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Incorrect spelling[edit]

I cannot move this page for some reason. It should not be "Alasdair Mhór", for two reasons, firstly, acute accents have been taken out of Scottish Gaelic in recent times, secondly "Mhór" is a feminine form. It should be "Mor" after a male name.--MacRusgail (talk) 11:43, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Done. I think the page move didn't work because "A. Mor" was already a redirect page. I moved this page to "A. Mòr" because that's the style you used in the article. Please re-arrange if that isn't right. Ben MacDui 19:43, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Amie Ergadia[edit]

We should have a reference for the wife "Amie Ergadia". It seems to me that it could likely be wrong. I didn't see a wife mentioned in the A and A Macdonald book. Google turns up a couple un-sourced family trees. GoogleBooks has an older book, Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Col. Alexander Mcallister, which gives the clan's founder as "Alexander, eldest son of Angus Mor, Lord of the Isles and Kintyre, A.D. 1284 ... Alexander acquired large additions to his territories by marriage with Amie, one of the daughters and co-heiress of Ewin de Ergadia". But this Alexander is not the same man as Alasdair Mòr. In the 19th century there was a line of thought that the MacAlisters descended from Alexander Óg, son of Aonghas Mór, and that is exactly what this book is presenting. So, i think that the "Amie Ergadia" may refer to the Macdougall wife of Alexander Óg—not of Alasdair Mòr.--Celtus (talk) 08:50, 20 July 2009 (UTC)