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» Name spelling
Post Number: 1
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 08:44 am:
I am trying to spell my name in Irish, in a way that it still sounds the same as in Portuguese.
My name is Lívia, in English it would sound like LEE-vee-a, but in Portuguese the "i" sound is shorter, more like the "i" in "mint" than in the double "e" sound.
Those are the spellings I am trying out:
(I think this would sound the closest)
And there also the "bh" and "mh" difference.. is there any?
I want to make a pendant with my name, and maybe a tatoo later on.
Post Number: 11474
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 09:29 am:
You can listen to your ideas here:
I think the first would be closest.
(Personally, I don't think you should change it. V is used in Irish for some things)
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