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Subject: No connection to Seren...
Author: Merriment ap Cassivellaunus   (guest)
Date: August 4, 2003 at 1:55:17 AM
Reply to: Pronunciation of the Gaulish name Sirona by Kate
Seren is the modern Welsh for a star. No Gaulish name could be 'derived' from it.

Sirona, if it existed in Modern Welsh (and it doesn't), would, due to the normal sound changes, look more like Hiron (and I think the vowels would change too).

For the pronounciation, all you really need to know is whether the vowels are long or short - it could be either sirowna or sironna...
But you'd have to find the original record for that.

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