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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » Proper pronunciation of O'Fuarain/O'Fuarthain? « Previous Next »

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ursula (k2a162-243.k2access.net - 209.170.162.243)
Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Since Anglicizing this, our family has either stubbornly pronounced it "foreign" or "Forhnnnn"(as they thought correct) or "FORE-han" in order to get people to spell it properly. However, I've gotten the impression somehow that it should be "Fore-HAINE". Any suggestions? I don't know if fadas were lost in the anglicization.

Le meas,

Ursula

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James (wcs3.norfolk.nipr.mil - 198.26.132.99)
Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Ursula, A Chara,

I'm not very good with pronunciations but I would render it

Foor-in or Foor-ain with the emphasis on the Foor.

Le meas,

James

P.S. hope that other info (off subject) helps!

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