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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:34 pm
by Roibeard Óg
If you where saying Maire instead of Máire the 'a' would sound shorter. If you use the 'á' it sound like 2 a's.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:36 pm
by Roibeard Óg
Again Eithne in only pronounced 'Enya' in Donegal (that is how they said it before 'Enya' was thought of), but in the six counties in Ireland it is pronounced 'Ei-th-nya or Ay-ith-nya.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:39 pm
by nessieq
I just wanted to thank you, Roibeard, for telling us all that, I for one think it's completely facinating to hear how all the different names and words are pronounced so subtly differently, i knew there were differences, but not so many.
thanks for shining a light on my ignorance! :lol:
nessa.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:04 pm
by Roibeard Óg
Your are not ignorant. You are just interested in Irish Names - Good on You :) ! I thinks it's brilliant to have so many people interested in things like this.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:46 am
by Lady Ryu
irish dialects seem to be more difficulte than any swissgerman ones... but thanks! i would have never thought of that.

are moya's songs in donegal dialect? is any irish speaking able to understand the other dialects? :?: