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Caoimhin (spider-wm032.proxy.aol.com - 205.188.199.162)
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 04:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Could some one give me the familiar word and pronunciation for "uncle" and "aunt" in irish??
Thanks in advance.
-Caoimhin

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Fintan (neta.lisp.com.au - 203.21.133.124)
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 08:19 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Chaoimhin a chara,

Uncle = uncail - sounds very like the English word.
[ e.g: m'uncail - my uncle ]

Aunt = aintín - sounds like anteen.
[ e.g: m'aintín - my aunt ]

Hope this helps.

Ádh mór ort (Good luck),
'Fintan'

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