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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (October-December) » Archive through December 12, 2004 » Is this a Fada? « Previous Next »

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Ultán
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Username: Ultán

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I have an old Guinness laminated-type advert from Dun na nGall on my office wall. It has lenited consonants. My son the other day asked if the dots above the c (deoc) and the m (fuinneam) were fadas and I had no idea what to say. Are/were they called fadas?

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 576
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 01:08 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

No they are "seimhiú"

The spelling with "h" is deoch and fuinneamh

Fadas are only on vowels áóúíé

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Ultán
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Username: Ultán

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 01:55 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Aonghus a chara,Buíochas. Would you know why I am having trouble opening up the Seimhiu discussion? All I am getting is a blank page. Iam not having any problems with any others.

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Maidhc Ó G. (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Aw. The dawning of passion. Next you might explain to him how those seimhiú affect the pronunciation of the consonants - and so begins a long and beautiful jouney into the language. ;)
-Maidhc.

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Aonghus
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Username: Aonghus

Post Number: 585
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2004 - 07:12 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Sorry, no idea. Unless some of the strange characters copied inot it are tripping up your browser? But I have had no problems with it with either IE or Mozilla.

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Would you know why I am having trouble opening up the Seimhiu discussion?




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