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Subject: Re: FAOLÁN
Author: Anneza   (guest, 155.232.250.19)
Date: February 2, 2006 at 10:40:42 PM
Reply to: FAOLÁN by Yaronimus
Check in www.namenerds.com and you'll find - as I did - the pronunciation (FWAY lawn) but no explanation of the accent mark.

Quite often these marks are for historical reasons only; showing that a sound has changed or used to be written in a different way ... like the circumflex in French, which to my (limited!) knowledge just gives etymological information - the letter s having fallen away when the pronunciation changed.

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