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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2001 (January-June) » Pronunciation of samhain « Previous Next »

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Barbara Schenck (spider-mtc-te031.proxy.aol.com - 64.12.103.161)
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2001 - 09:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Could someone please tell me the pronunciation of samhain? Thank you very much. Barbara

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Donn Tansey (pool-63.52.66.134.cmbr.grid.net - 63.52.66.134)
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2001 - 12:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Barbara:

sa-whin. The a in sa should rhyme with the a in "a-ha!" there is a slight "wh" as in "who" and then win. The phonetic I gave was an effort to try and run this all together.

Incidentally, Samhain means the month of November as well as well as the beginning of the new year in the old tradition.

Don

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Barbara Schenck (spider-mtc-te074.proxy.aol.com - 64.12.103.184)
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2001 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Don, thank you very much! I'm practicing saying it. Is the emphasis on the WH part? The second syllable, in other words? Barbara

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