|Author:||Speranza (Authenticated as Speranza)|
|Date:||April 3, 2006 at 9:31:54 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: pr. of ESHNE by Caprice|
Eithne is pronounced ETH-na. This is the accepted pronounciation in English and in most Irish dialects.
Enya is the English spelling of the way Eithne/Ethna,etc can be pronounced in Donegal Irish. This dialect typically slurs and blurs constanants,for example Siobhán becomes "SHU-on".
Enya, the singer, is from the Donegal Gaeltacht of course and Irish is her first language.
It would be considered very affected if a non-Donegal person pronounced her name "Enya".
Eithne is typically an middle aged/older person's name.I only knew one
younger Eithne.She was from Donegal and she said it "ETH-na" :)
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