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Subject: Re: Eithne
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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