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.