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Monday, March 27, 2006

Nymph to Eve

How on god's green earth does Niamh end up being pronounced Neve? Irish name pronounciation is a study in the black-arts I tell you. Another one is Siobhan which is pronounced Chevaun. Keh? Come again?

And just to hammer home the point my Irish mate just told me how I bastardised the two names above. I had Niamph and Siobahn originally. Bloody english eh?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Steve Crane said...

Perhaps you're too young to remember the heydays of Scope magazine when one of the top models was Sian Adey-Jones. Most teenage boys thought her name was pronounced "See-ann" but of course it was something like "Shan". She was Welsh of course. Welsh, Irish, all those Gaelic languages have funny pronunciation.

5:03 PM

 
Blogger Paul Watson said...

Oh, good old Scope. I do remember it though not enough to go around naming models in it.

I always thought the Red Nose day issues were the funniest things.

5:06 PM

 

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