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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (April-June) » Proper translation and pronounciation « Previous Next »

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shannan (205.188.209.12 - 205.188.209.12)
Posted on Monday, May 26, 2003 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post Print Post

hi. i want to know if someone can give me the proper translation and pronounciation of "cailin cuthail". please email me back. thanks.
shannan

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Antóin (159.134.181.187 - 159.134.181.187)
Posted on Monday, May 26, 2003 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Cailín cúthail = a shy girl.
Cailín - Col (rhymns with "doll" + een (rhymns with green)
cúthail - coo + hil (emphasis on first syllable)

That's my best shot.

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Maidhc Ó G. (65.128.208.4 - 65.128.208.4)
Posted on Monday, May 26, 2003 - 01:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

As dteanga Cois Fharraige - Colleen Cool.

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Phil (159.134.209.204 - 159.134.209.204)
Posted on Monday, May 26, 2003 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I myself would say it as "Colleen Coohil"

-Phil

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