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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (January-June) » I know what it means, but how do I say it? « Previous Next »

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Lee (spider-wa081.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.192.56)
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello everyone.

I am developing a personna for an SCA event, and I would like to use my Grandmother's name Ida McBride (Ide Ni Giolla Brighde). I've found lots of info regarding the meaning - follower of St. Bridgit - but how do I say it? For a girl from Indiana, it's quite a tongue-roller! Please, someone! And I'm talkin' simple English!

Any help will be forever cherished.

Thank you
lee

leenorr@cs.com

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Seosaimhín Nic Rabhartaigh (adsl-64-109-201-134.dsl.milwwi.ameritech.net - 64.109.201.134)
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi there Lee,

Ide Nic Giolla Bhrighde ( Bhríde)

Eeda Nick Gilla Vreeja

( Read using English phonics, long ee sound in Ide and Vr at the beginning of Bhríde, as in "vroom vroom" when small children are playing with cars. Read "G" as in gate, it's a hard "G" not "J" as in Gillian.)

( You should have "Nic" rather than "Ní" as "Ní" only precedes names beginning with a vowel sound in Irish, "Nic" is used to precede consonantal sounds)

This is a name I know well, as it was my grandmother's married name and she only wrote it in Irish, she herself was a fluent speaker of Irish and a great supporter of the Irish language.

Hope this helps you out,
Seosaimhín

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Lee (spider-wk011.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.198.151)
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you!!!

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