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Seanlaoch and Fethnaid

A Pronunciation Guide for Given Names 

The phonetic suggestions below reflect the “common Gaelic” used in Province Year 999. Common Gaelic’s pronunciations are not identical to those of earlier Celtic languages such as “ancient Gaelic” or “ancient Cornish” used in the Age of Machines. Names that sound somewhat close to their English equivalents (such as Conor, Richard, Collen, Arvel, and Jilleen) are not covered.

Aichlinn        ACHE-lin
Aodhagan      AY-gawn
Aodhan          AY-dawn
Aonghas        ANG-gus
Areinh           Ah-REEN
Beathag         BEE-hahg
Bradaigh        BRAW-dy
Breasal          BREE-sul
Caemgen        KEEM-gen
Comhghall      KAWM-hall
Cumhaill         KU-mawl
Eibhear          EE-vear
Eimhin            Eh-VEEN
Eochaid          EH-kid
Faolin             FOH-lin
Feidlimid         FED-li-mid
Fethnaid         FAY-nid
Guaire            GWAR
Guinnein        Gu-NEEN
Iarlaith          YAR-lih
Ioan               Yo-an
Ionhar            YO-ver
Keondric         KEN-dric
Liadan            LY-uh-dan
Mairin            Mah-REEN
Meadhbh        Mawd
Meig               Meg
Naomham       NIGH-vam
Niamh            NEE-av
Padraic          PAH-drig
Rainait           RAN-ay
Ruanaidh        RU-nigh
Seanlaoch       SHAWN-lake
Seosaimhthin  So-SAV-tin
Sinea                Shi-NAY
Sithmaith       SHE-may
Taicligh         TAK-lid
Tearlag          TEER-lawg
Toireasa         To-REE-sah
Tomaisin         To-MAW-sin
Tormaigh        TOR-my
Treasach        TREE-shach
Uinseann        WIN-shen
Wledyr           LED-eer






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