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Thread #27215   Message #332634
Posted By: Robby
02-Nov-00 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Irish surname pronunciation
Subject: Irish surname pronounciation
Thanks to all for your suggestions on how to post a family surname in Irish. We spell our family name in English as Meehan. However, I have seen it spelled several different ways in Irish, as follows:


O Miadhachain


O Miachachain

I have listed the Irish variations of which I am aware because I do not know whether and the extent to which the use or omission of the apostrophe and diacritical marks affect the pronounciation. I would appreciate it if someone could give me an idea how to pronounce the name.

BTW, and if it isn't toom much of an imposition, what is an Eoghanacht, and how do you pronounce it.


Whose still learning this html stuff, and is wondering if this message will turn out correctly.