Saturday, February 4, 2012

Irish Accents on Names ( Irish Gaelic Speaker Only Please)?

I have recently started learning irish gaelic. I noticed there are accents on some words and names. My question is does the irish name Shannon spelt differently in irish gaelic with the accents and all?|||Shannon is an anglicisation but the Irish doesnt have any fadas.

In Irish its "Sionainn"|||the accents on vowels signs that the vowel should be prononuced differently. So 谩 is prononuced (roughly) "aw", 贸 is "closer" and a bit longer, etc. It also change the prononuciation of compounds.

Anyway, Shannon is an anglicization, and it has no accent on it.

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