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Subject: Re: Several questions
Author: Phyllis   (guest,
Date: August 13, 2001 at 4:37:26 PM
Reply to: Several questions by Erin

I shall take your questions in order.

#1. I don't know off the top of my head what Kiery means, but it's pronounced Kee-ree. The fact that it has both *K* and *Y* makes me think that it was probably borrowed (Irish Gaelic doesn't have the letter *Y*, and I don't recall it having the letter *K*, since the letter *C* ALWAYS has the *k* sound unless it is slenderized. I'll have to ask my Irish professor/contact).

#2. I've heard it as Ahee-sling (cutting the long *E* sound short). The *sh* sound in Gaelic is used when the *S* is directly followed by either *E* or *I*.

#3. Moira is pronounced Moy-ruh.

You can get more information about Gaelic pronunciations though the link on the main board or through (the Conradh na Gaelige, Craobh Curtin page).

Phyllis (aka Sidhe Uaine or Gaia Euphoria)

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