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Re: Essentialist Explaination

From:Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 3, 2002, 14:33
From: Pavel Iosad [mailto:pavel_iosad@MAIL.RU]

> > Would it be something like [gA:w"haxA:n_j]? According to what > > I've understood of the Irish orthography, that's what it hints at... > > Keith gave the old variant, and he gave the newer one - Gacháin... > [g@"xa:n_j], more or less
More like [gAxA:n_j]. To be honest, I still use the old one myself. The only unpronounced bunch of letters in the old form is the `th'. The new one is a regaelicisation of the anglicisation my branch of the family use. I've never liked it and have used the older form for as long as I remember.
> > Although > > [A] could well be > > [Q] or [O], I've never seen an IPA chart of the Irish vowels. > >