Steven Donovan (cache-2.sbo.ma.webcache.rcn.net - 18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 11:04 pm: ||
my family motto is "Giolla ar a námhaid abú!", i am a Donovan by the way, first if any one has any information on the motto, origins, or anything, i would appreciate any contact, second, and the main reason why i am posting is what woudl be the phonetic pronouncation of the motto? Slán
James (wcs1.norfolk.nipr.mil - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 10:03 am: ||
I would try (Gil-uh ar uh nawd a-boo). The caveat, however,is that I'm not a native speaker and am in the early stages of self teaching. Other, more accomplished scholars than I may be able to provide a more accurate phonetic guide.
Tracey (redwood.may.ie - 126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 02:37 pm: ||
Giolla: would be pronounced more like 'Guil' (like the English 'dull' but slightly more rounded - try saying it with your tongue moving from the bottom of your mouth up to the roof of it!)
ar: er (like the start of the work 'error')
námhaid: this depends on what dialect you listen to - naw wid/nawm id (just 2 examples)
- I've nothing different for the rest than what James suggested.