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Sionna (bg-tc-ppp861.monmouth.com - 209.191.53.237)
Posted on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 - 06:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

These were not included on any of the web sites listed. I need to learn to pronounce:

Cead Mile Failte
and
Erin Go Braugh!

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Dennis King (donncha.ndip.eskimo.net - 207.54.13.247)
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2000 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Go to Focal an Lae at
http://www.lincolnu.edu/~focal/
Click on "Features" and then choose the St. Patrick's Day page.

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Shannon Warren (spider-wm062.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.199.177)
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2000 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks - great page. This was a big help.

By the way, is "Sionna" pronounced "SHAW - NA" in Gaelic? (My name in the States is Shannon and my understanding is that Sionna is the Gaelic version.)

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Dennis King (donncha.ndip.eskimo.net - 207.54.13.247)
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2000 - 02:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Actually, Sionna doesn't mean anything in Irish. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was "sionnach", which means "fox". The River Shannon is "An tSionainn". Nevertheless, Sionna has a nice feel to it, and would be pronounced SHOO-nuh (oo as in "book") or SHIH-nuh, or somewhere in between.

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