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Tomas OCathain (82.40.32.83 - 82.40.32.83)
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 07:45 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Does anyone know what the word is for "wolf"?
I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Also, what the phonetical pronunciation would be just so I'm sure?

Go raibh maith agat

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 09:04 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Mac tíre
or
Faolchú
(Don't do pronunciation!)

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Tomas OCathain (82.40.32.83 - 82.40.32.83)
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 01:30 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Go raibh maith agat, mo chara.
"Mac tire"? Is that Mac as in "son of"?

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Tomas (216.120.5.170 - 216.120.5.170)
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 07:34 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I have heard Mac Tire pronounced three different ways. Mock Tee-ra, Mock Chee-ra and Mock Tyee-ra. The second one is my favorite. The literal meaning of Mac Tire should be " Son of the country ". Is this of any help?

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 04:32 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Tomás has translated it accurately. mac as in son. Possibly it was a euphemism to avoid drawing the faolchú to the door!
Faolchú translates as feral(wild) hound

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Maidhc Ó G. (65.128.204.80 - 65.128.204.80)
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Faolchú phon.(FWEEL-CH*OO).
CH* as in the German 'ach'.
OO as in the English 'food'.
-Maidhc.

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Tomas OCathain (82.40.32.83 - 82.40.32.83)
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Buiochas!

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dermot (212.198.0.97 - 212.198.0.97)
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 06:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

What is the plural of "mac tíre"?"mic tíre",
"mic thíre", "macanna tíre","mac tíreanna"???
Please help!
Feral wolfhound Irish student

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 07:58 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Mic Tíre

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