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Thread #48549   Message #730717
Posted By: GUEST,Brían
15-Jun-02 - 09:54 PM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning od Siobhan???
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of Siobhan???
The native speakers I talk to are from Galway, and they usually pronounce Siobhán Shoo-awn. I get in arguments with my brother's wife when I pronounce their daughter's name that way. Of course her people are from Kerry and are pronouncing the name it would sound in Munster. I was told Shawna is a corruption of Siobhan. BTW, the pronounciation of Kate-lin for Cáitlín is one of my pet peeves, but I rarely engage in that battle with other Americans. :-)