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Nora (208.59.249.8 - 208.59.249.8)
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

My son and I have been working together teaching irish ceili dancing to a group of adults. We would like to give our litte group a name in Irish, but need help. We wanted something that would relate to us or to dance in some way that was not to difficult to pronounce.
Some ideas were;
our place of ancestry: is Mayo
our home town here: lost river
the two of us
something to do with red or red hair
Please help us out, we are open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance, Nora langdon

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Aonghus (193.120.237.66 - 193.120.237.66)
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 06:43 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Mayo -- Maigh Eo
Lost River -- Abhann Caillte
the two of us -- an bheirt againn
red hair - gruaig rua

How about "the two red(haired) An Bheirt Rua

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Phil (159.134.209.7 - 159.134.209.7)
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 02:32 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Rince an bheirt rua againn

-Phil

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Aonghus (159.134.59.82 - 159.134.59.82)
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Rince na beirte rua againn, please!
An Tuiseal gineadach, arís!

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Nora (208.59.249.8 - 208.59.249.8)
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 05:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

thank you all for your suggestions. Can anyone give the the pronounciation of these names please?Abhann Caillte and an bheirt rua againn or Aonghus'suggestion; Rince na beirte rua againn

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Nora (208.59.249.8 - 208.59.249.8)
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 05:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Also,Aonghus, I think An Bheirt Rua looks good to me as well. Do you pronounce it:on vert roo-a?

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Maidhc Ó G (68.168.82.43 - 68.168.82.43)
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 06:30 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,
Phonetics does seem to pose a challenge on occasion when trying to give them for those who speak with different accents among us.
OK, here's my attempt at Aonghus' translation for our U.S. speakers.
rink-uh nuh bear-chuh roh egg-in.
Slán,
Maidhc.

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Aonghus (193.120.237.66 - 193.120.237.66)
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:20 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Nora
I'm not sure since I'm a Dublin Jackeen, and very bad at putting sounds in English on Irish.

But "on vert roo-a" for An Bheirt Rua sounds ok when I say it to myself!

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Phil (159.134.209.109 - 159.134.209.109)
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 04:59 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

An Bheirt Rua.

On

Vert (As in perVERT)

Roo (as in Poo)

a

On Vert Rooa

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By the way, is "rua" not an adjective. Looks like someone thinks it's a noun. But then again, there's the word "Éireannach" which acts as both.

-Phil

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.162 - 193.122.47.162)
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 08:05 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

In the West of Ireland, Bheirt is pronounced like "birch" but with a V, and the "i" replaced with the "e" from "bench".

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