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Mary Tingay (bgrcvx035143.prexar.com - 142.167.35.142)
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Would someone be kind enough to provide the pronunciation for this name: Ó h-Áilgheasa.

I know the English version of the name, but have wondered for some time how it would sound when spoken in the Irish language.

Thank you very much, in anticipation.

Mary Tingay

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Fintan (neta.lisp.com.au - 203.21.133.124)
Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2002 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Mháire a chara,
I'd hazard a GUESS at "O Hawlyassa"..or something. Is it O' Holliss 'as Béarla'.
Le meas,
Fiontán

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Mary Tingay (bgrcvx033216.prexar.com - 142.167.33.216)
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

It is my grandmother's surname, and in English I know it as Hallisey. She came from the Parish of Drimoleague in County Cork.

I have only recently seen the name written in Irish as Ó h-Áilgheasa and wondered if it would sound any different from the English pronunciation.

I do not speak the Irish language at all (I speak English and Danish), but I made an attempt to listen to some of the sentences that I found on this site to at least get an idea of how the language sounds when spoken.

Thank you for hazarding a guess anyway. Much appreciated.

Mary

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