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Labreen
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Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 03:08 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Hi, Could someone tell me where do the fada's go on the names Niamh and Nuala. Dozens of sites on Irish names but they don't give the spelling with fada's which I think is a disgrace! Labreen, Saor Ulaidh!

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Lughaidh
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Username: Lughaidh

Post Number: 991
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 03:30 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

There isn't any síneadh fada in Modern Irish in the names Nuala and Niamh. Not all Irish words have síntí fada, you know ! ;-)

Tír Chonaill abú!

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Username: Fear_na_mbróg

Post Number: 823
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 08:13 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

The long vowel sound in "Niamh" is achieved by the "ia" combination, and the long vowel sound in "Nuala" is achieved by the "ua" combination. No fada's necessary!

Fáilte Roimh Cheartúcháin



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