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Thread #48549 Message #729877
Posted By: Fiolar
14-Jun-02 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning od Siobhan???
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning od Siobhan???
Always amazes me when "experts" in languages would never dream of pronouncing a word wrong in say French, German, Spanish or Italian. Yet when it come to Irish (or Celtic) make a right balls out of the pronounciation. I am not just talking the average professor either. I shall never forget watching a film from one of the respected Hollywood studios some years ago. It was a horror film and one of the characters in it was explaining to some others about the dangers of black magic. "Sam Hain" she explained was one of the times when the dead could walk. I nearly fell off my chair. "At least", I yelled, "get the bloody thing pronounced right." She meant "Samhain" pronounced "Sow-In." "Sow" as in a female pig by the way not as "to sow corn."